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Alumni Spotlight: Stefanie Costa Leabo '10, Appointed as Chief Data Officer for City of Boston

On March 1st, 2019 Mayor Martin J. Walsh announced the appointment of Stefanie Costa Leabo as the city's new Chief Data Officer (CDO) to lead the Analytics Team within the Department of Innovation and Technology. Stefanie is a graduate of UMass Amherst with a B.A. in Political Science and History. “Data doesn't tell the entire story but it can be a really useful tool in the toolbox to make sure what you're doing is leading you on the right track” said Costa Leabo ‘10. “It's really important to increase access to data and make sure people have the information that their own programs are generating." ​ (UMass Amherst SBS, March 9, 2020)

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