Kerrie Mengersen’s superpower is making data talk. As a data scientist, she uses big data, expert information and crowd-sourced citizen science to derive new insights and make informed decisions about challenging problems in health, environment and industry. Her stories range from cancer, coral reefs and casinos, to the Antarctic, Amazon and Algorithms. She is a Professor of Statistics at QUT, Fellow of the Australian Academy of Science, the Academy of the Social Sciences in Australia, and the Queensland Academy of the Arts and Sciences. She loves her job.