In May 2017, Richard graduated as an EAST scholar of UA Little Rock with a Bachelor of Science degree in e-commerce minoring in information technology. As he pursued his degree, Richard gained hands-on experience with skills specific to data visualization, web development, UI/UX design, and mobile-first design. He stayed actively enrolled in several self-taught classes through online platforms which have aided in his pursuit to gather knowledge in the fields of Python development, Google Analytics, data illustration, graphic design, and data storytelling.
Richard earned his master’s degree in information science in the Fall of 2019 applying his skills and interests toward his graduate research assistantship for the team at COSMOS. His interests include data visualization, web development, UI/UX design, and mobile-first design.
Richard is pursuing opportunities to learn, optimize, and give back. He is eager to apply his knowledge to provide empowering experiences while growing with a team of industry professionals. His online portfolio can be found at https://www.ryoung.work.
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