MaryJo Webster is a data journalist at the Star Tribune, where she teams up with other reporters for some of the paper's biggest investigative projects, but also spends a lot of time teaching reporters how to incorporate data into their everyday reporting. Prior to joining the Star Tribune in 2015, MaryJo worked at the St. Paul Pioneer Press, USA Today, the Center for Public Integrity, Investigative Reporters & Editors, and small daily papers in Minnesota and Wisconsin. She is also an adjunct instructor at the University of Minnesota journalism school and routinely teaches and speaks at journalism conferences. She has a master's degree in journalism from the University of Missouri-Columbia and a bachelor's degree in journalism from the University of Wisconsin-River Falls. She lives in a suburb of Minneapolis with her husband and two children.