Dez feels the most comfortable working neck deep in data. “Data is always around you and is always trying to tell you something if you possess the tools to observe correctly. My job at the UA has afforded me the ability to put those tools in my toolbox not only for observation but also for building and it’s truly a labor of love.” Outside of work, Dez’s other life-long career is in the visual arts. If you ask her nicely maybe she will paint your portrait. She’s also the proud parent of a 60lb African Sulcata Tortoise.