Striving for informed decision-making across Connecticut, we empower an ecosystem of data users by democratizing access to public data and building data literacy.
Michelle Riordan-Nold, Executive Director
Michelle is responsible for executing the vision and strategy of the Collaborative which seeks to advance open data statewide and to facilitate data-driven decision making. She seeks to increase the use of public open data and grow the community of users across the state.
Sasha Cuerda, Director of Technology
Sasha is a software developer with experience building data visualization tools, developing database systems for managing spatial data, and developing data processing workflows. He is also a trained urban planner and geographer.
Rachel Leventhal-Weiner, Data Engagement Specialist
Rachel is a sociologist interested in translating complex data into useful information to support the work of nonprofits, community organizations and state agencies. She is responsible for the CTData Academy and for contributing to CTData’s growing repository of data stories.
Jenna is an engineer and business analyst responsible for the wrangling, cleaning, and processing of the data that is presented on our data portal. She brings experience as a data analyst and programmer to help develop data tools and processes.