Christina Elmer leads the data journalism team at SPIEGEL ONLINE and also trains journalists in data reporting and online research. Before she joined SPIEGEL ONLINE in 2013 as a science editor, Elmer worked at Stern magazine’s investigative unit. Her journalistic career began in 2007 at the German press agency dpa, where she was part of a team which set up Germany’s first department for data journalism and computer assisted reporting. Elmer studied Journalism and Biology. As a board member of netzwerk recherche, Germany’s largest association supporting investigative reporters, she is actively engaged in pushing data journalism forward and encouraging colleagues to use new techniques and tools.