Laura Michela, Data Visualization Developer in Washington, DC, United States
Laura Michela

Data Visualization Developer in Washington, DC, United States

Member since November 18, 2016
Laura is a data-driven strategist with expertise in turning data into powerful insights, and has five years of experience developing in Tableau. Laura fell in love with Tableau version 7 in her MBA Business Analytics program and never looked back. Now, she is a Tableau certified professional and spends her days telling stories with data to influence business decisions.
Laura is now available for hire



  • Data Visualization, 5 years
  • Tableau, 5 years
  • Tableau Desktop Pro, 5 years
  • Tableau Server, 3 years
  • Alteryx, 2 years


Washington, DC, United States



Preferred Environment


The most amazing...

...project I've built was a revenue projection Tableau dashboard that allowed users to input their own assumptions to the projection model and recalculate revenue.


  • Enterprise Reporting Lead

    2016 - PRESENT
    Booz Allen Hamilton
    • Led the FP&A Enterprise Reporting team for a Fortune 500 consulting firm. Spearheaded the analytics efforts that help derive better insights from our financial data, increase efficiency, and enable business leaders to make informed decisions.
    • Interpreted and reported financial information in support of general business operations and long-range strategic planning functions. Consolidated existing reporting efforts and established enterprise-wide standardization.
    • Led and worked with Agile teams through all phases of the dashboard development lifecycle, including requirements, data modeling, design, testing, and iteratively improving solutions. Prioritized projects in alignment with the firm’s needs.
    • Established, promoted, and grew Booz Allen’s Tableau Center of Excellence (COE). Developed targeted Tableau training materials and led biweekly training for internal professionals (more than 80 participants).
    • Selected as one of 15 employees to participate in a six-month internal leadership development program designed to train participants across all finance functions. Received an award for the program capstone project aimed at equipping project managers with data to better execute contracts in their portfolio, and improve firmwide profit margins by 1.6%.
    Technologies: Tableau Dasktop, Tableau Server, Tableau Prep, Alteryx
  • Consultant

    2015 - 2016
    Shorenstein Realty Services
    • Provided consulting services to a national real estate investment firm with a 26 million square foot portfolio, and a value of $8 billion.
    • Developed a predictive model to assess water use and recommended a water infrastructure investment strategy for reducing consumption by 22 million gallons annually, representing operating cost savings of over $200,000 per year.
    • Created a water analysis tool and water scorecard enabling facility managers to better evaluate consumption.
    • Designed a tool to estimate the financial and energy savings of LED retrofits. Identified retrofit opportunities to save 16 million kWh, $2 million, and 11,000 metric tons of CO2 emissions annually, with a 1.12-year payback.
    • Enhanced Shorenstein’s tenant engagement program by updating outreach materials and presentations with the latest climate science. Analyzed tenant submetering data and recommended actions to improve the sustainability of tenant operations which yielded an average of 27% savings over baseline energy use.
    Technologies: Microsoft Excel, SAS, Energy Star Portfolio Manager


  • Southwest Flight Delay Dashboard (Development)!/

    The Southwest Flight Delay Dashboard was developed to help employees at Southwest Airlines understand where and why flight delays were happening. The dashboard helps airport managers and route planners identify airports and routes to focus on to improve delay time that’s within Southwest’s control.


  • Tools

    Tableau Desktop Pro, Microsoft Excel, Tableau
  • Paradigms

    Agile Software Development
  • Other

    Tableau Server, Data Visualization, Financial Analysis
  • Languages

    SQL, R
  • Platforms



  • Master's degree in Business Analytics (MBA)
    2014 - 2016
    George Washington University - Washington, D.C. USA
  • Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering
    2009 - 2013
    University of Maryland - College Park, Maryland, USA
  • Tableau Certified Professional
    APRIL 2017 - PRESENT
  • Tableau Qualified Associate

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