Hi, I am Monica.

I am passionate about creating a more enjoyable and accessible internet. I transformed data into narrative at the Lede Program at Columbia's School of Journalism. I co-founded the Athena Digital Design Agency, a NYC-based web agency.

Currently, I am an e-mail marketing specialist at Jopwell, creating websites and writing Datalogues

Get in Touch
A headshot of Monica

Let's Collaborate.

  • I am a highly-motivated, self-starter. I was recently awarded a #GIRLBOSS grant by Sophia Amoruso for launching the Athena Digital Design web development agency.
  • I get the job done. I am eager to work on projects in any phase of the development cycle. Scroll down to view examples of some my completed design work or check out some of technical writing at Datalogues.

Software Knowledge:

Jira, ZenDesk, Command line, Git, Wordpress, Sketch and Adobe Creative Cloud (Photoshop, InDesign and Illustrator)  


Python (Jupyter/IPython Notebooks, Pandas, Pelican, Beautiful Soup), JavaScript, HTML/CSS, SQL and Java  

Digital Projects

Megha Desai 's Website
Megha Desai’s website
A responsive, personal branding website with Content Management System.
Full-Size Screenshot of Developed Website
  • JavaScript
  • CMS
Twitter Wordcloud Application
2016 Presidential Election
(Twitter Data Visualization)
A Shiny application that displays a wordcloud for presidential candidates based on tweets collected from Twitter during the 2016 Presidential Election primary season.

Analysis of over 13 million tweets from February 2016 to April 2016 during the primary elections, to assess public opinion and to predict U.S. Presidential Primary Election results.


http://bit.ly/1syUUgo (research paper)
  • R
  • Twitter API
  • D3
  • Network
A static Pelican blog that is predominately educational Jupyter notebooks (converted to Markdown) to provide tutorials in Python with topics ranging from Pandas to Matplotlib to APIs to GitHub and more. Additionally, multiple pull requests were submitted to enhance the Pelican theme.
  • Python
  • Pelican
Percent Change Calculator
Percent Change Calculator
A Flask application to calculate the percent change between two values.
  • Flask
  • Heroku
Jovanka Ciares’ website
Re-hauled the front page of the site in order to increase user engagement by improving the overhaul aesthetic, reducing the number of call to actions and simplifying the navigation. Additionally, graphic design work was completed for her website and mobile application.
  • Wordpress
  • Photoshop
Black Tech Diva Website
Black Tech Diva, a tech-themed blog
A technology-themed blog powered by Wordpress that developed locally with MAMP and then deployed to a live server. In addition to customizing the website and determing the architecture, I produce content for this blog and maintain the site.
  • Wordpress
  • Technical Writing
Jeninni Logo Aida Poster Desai Donor Card There is Hope Campaign Flyer Colorful Kinks Logo Capitol Event Stylist Logo
Graphic Design
Promotional and branding material designed with various Adobe Creative Cloud products (e.g., Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator and Adobe InDesign) and Sketch.

Get in Touch

Interested in collaboration? Like to know more about my skills? I would love to hear from you.

You can reach me directly via e-mail Monica.Powell@columbia.edu or by filling out the form below. Also, feel free to connect with me on LinkedIn.

Monica Powell | New York, NY | Monica.Powell@columbia.edu