Welcome to Data and Stuff! I am Monica Wong, a senior data analyst at ExpressVPN. I use data to answer critical business questions and drive change in the business.

I enjoy working together with different functions within the company through all stages of the data analysis process – I understand the requirements of business users and help them define success metrics, then partner with engineers to define schemas in order to ensure sufficient data is collected. Then, I process and visualize the data to provide actionable insights that empower business users to make data-driven decisions.

I started my career in finance as an operation analyst, in which preparing regular reports, noticing trends and anomalies are major parts of my role. This kindled my interest in data, which led me to the path of learning more about data analysis, statistics, SQL and Python through bootcamps and online resources, that eventually landed me my current role as a data analyst.

I was born in the Philippines, grew up in Hong Kong and studied in Hong Kong, USA and Denmark. Growing up with people from different cultures has developed my empathy and communication skills, which allows me to translate business questions into analysis as well as communicate insights effectively to stakeholders to drive action.

Outside of data, I enjoy going to the gym, travelling and learning new languages.