Ritchie S. King is a reporter and visual storyteller at Quartz, focusing on infographics and interactive features. In a previous life, he was a chemical engineer at a startup that was trying to turn things like wood chips and switchgrass into fuel. Though he left the world of engineering to become a journalist, he's still into math and likes to muck with data. While he was a graduate student at NYUs Science, Health, and Environmental Reporting Program, he interned at the science desk at The New York Times. After graduating, he moved to the other side of the building to train with the pros at the graphics desk. Before joining Quartz, he spent a few months working with the intensely creative art team at Bloomberg Businessweek.