Through two decades of experience in financial graphics, Dona M. Wong has devoted her career to bridging the analytical and the visual world. Wong began her career in visual journalism at The New York Times in the 1990s, where she was the graphics editor of the daily Business, Sunday Business, and Monday Media Business sections. She became the graphics director for The Wall Street Journal in 2001. During her nine-year tenure at The Journal , Wong was responsible for setting the graphics standard for the newspaper, making visual sense of complex data for readers. Wong has a MFA degree from Yale University, where she completed her dissertation on information design with thesis advisor Edward Tufte, a recognized authority on data visualization. Today she is the strategy director for information design at the global consulting firm Siegel+Gale, a pioneer in simplifying customer communications. She lives in New York City.