Marla Shaivitz is the director of digital strategy for the Johns Hopkins Center for Communication Programs where she works closely with the center’s leadership team to identify, analyze, recommend and execute digital technology priorities and vision. Since joining CCP in 2013, she has been instrumental in a number of digital initiatives including the development of numerous websites, mobile applications and data visualizations, as well as interactive and instructional design content. In 2017, Marla led the team that was a Webby Award finalist for a digital documentation of CCP’s work in West Africa during the Ebola crisis. She authored a proposal to the UNICODE consortium advocating for a mosquito emoji, which was approved and implemented across operating systems in the fall of 2018. Most recently, she’s been the technical lead for a series of data visualizations resulting from a global study on knowledge, attitudes and practices around COVID-19.