Vanessa Hamer

Director of Operations, CartoDB

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Professional Background

Operational roles in sustainability-oriented non-profits and software companies

How has being an English graduate from Duke University helped shape your professional success?

English equipped me for knowledge work: identifying fact patterns, communicating effectively in limited time and space, standing in other people's shoes, and the many ways and reasons to ask 'why.' My work touches all areas of an organization, so these abilities are critical for me every day.

Vanessa Hamer