Hi! I’m Kristen Shelton, a senior benefits manager based in Harrisburg, PA.

The thoughts and ideas expressed here are entirely my own, and do not represent the opinions of my employer.


Data Hunter-Gatherer.  Lifelong learner.  Omnivore.

My current role involves leading a team of 40+ dedicated individuals.  The best part of my day is watching them learn something new.   

Beyond that, I’m focusing on building visual representations of data using Tableau, Python and SQL.  Yes, I do those things for fun.  

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Code4PA 2018 – The Opioid Epidemic

What a rush!  For the last month, I’ve been participating in the second annual Code4PA event.  This year the challenge was to use PA Open Data (helloooo gorgeous) to generate ideas to solve PA’s Opioid Epidemic.  I was fortunate to get picked up by a team of talented data analytics students from Harrisburg University!

Fund Your Successes

When you have a team, an idea, or a method that is working for you – as in, producing desired results – why not throw some resources at them? Years ago I had a small team that was generating fantastic results.  Some results were expected, but we were also producing unexpected (positive!) effects.  Do you …