Adrian Nesta

Adrian Nesta, Research Analyst on the Data Journalism team at Dotdash
Title: Research Analyst, Data Journalism
Education: American University
Location: New York, New York
  • Adrian Nesta is a research analyst on the Data Journalism team at Dotdash and The Balance
  • Adrian does data collection, analysis, and visualization focusing on automation
  • He has 5+ years of research and analytics experience


Adrian Nesta is a research analyst on the Data Journalism team at Dotdash, the digital publisher that owns and operates The Balance. His work includes data collection, cleaning, analysis, and visualization for articles and reporting at The Balance and other publications in the Dotdash portfolio.

Prior to joining Dotdash, Adrian worked as a data analyst at multiple government contracting firms in Washington, D.C. with clients such as the Department of State and the FBI. Adrian also has written transportation-focused data stories for the local urbanism blog Greater Greater Washington since 2019. Additionally, as of 2019, Adrian assists the nonprofit Open Elections by cleaning precinct-level U.S. election results data for their archive.


Adrian earned a Bachelor of Arts in International Studies from American University, with a focus on Foreign Policy in Latin America

About The Balance

The Balance, a Dotdash Meredith brand, makes money easy to understand. We give people tools they need to not only make smart financial decisions but also prepare for the experiences they will have along the way. Our team of expert writers and editors have extensive qualifications in the topics they cover, and many of them have MBAs, PhDs, CFPs, and other advanced degrees and professional certifications. We require our writers to use primary sources in their articles, which are also approved by our Financial Review Board and fact-checked. You can learn more about the standards we follow in producing accurate, unbiased content in our editorial policy.