Laura Vodden is a Data Scientist in the Digital Media Research Centre at Queensland University of Technology. She is interested in the ways that data can inform and contribute to discussions on equality and human-technology interactions. Laura obtained a dual bachelor’s degree in Archaeology and Geological Science from the University of Queensland in 2012, and completed her Honours project in the field of Archaeology in 2015. While working as an analyst in the mining industry, she was inspired by the value of data analytics and enrolled in a Master of Data Science at James Cook University, with completion in 2021. During this time she developed an interest in machine learning, natural language processing, sentiment analysis, data storytelling, programming and statistics.