Alison Hill

Alison Hill

Data Scientist & Professional Educator


I am a PhD data scientist and professional educator at RStudio. I am an international keynote speaker, award-winning educator, and co-author of the book blogdown: Creating Websites with R Markdown. I love creating unique platforms for sharing knowledge and data-driven insights, from websites to presentations and everything in between. I am known for being a compassionate leader and enthusiastic collaborator, and for making user-facing experiences that engage and delight.


  • Knowledge sharing
  • Mentoring
  • Data analysis
  • Data visualization
  • Machine learning
  • Literate programming


  • PhD in Developmental Psychology & Quantitative Methods, 2008

    Vanderbilt University

  • MSc in Developmental Psychology, 2005

    Vanderbilt University

  • BSc in Applied Psychology, 2002

    Georgia Institute of Technology


From my blog

Up & running with blogdown in 2021

New year, new blogdown! A guide to getting up and running with blogdown, the Hugo Wowchemy starter-academic theme, GitHub, and Netlify. Not brief.

Talks / Workshops

Introduce yourself online

A special workshop for rstudio::global() diversity scholars