Sharon has over eighteen years of experience helping local organizations use data to improve their decision making.
As associate director of The Polis Center at IUPUI, she plays a key role in developing and promoting the strategic direction of the center. She directs the center’s community informatics area, which designs solutions to meet the information technology and data needs of nonprofit and community-based organizations and applies spatial technologies to the analysis of local, state, and national issues. She directs the SAVI Community Information System, the NNIP partner in Indianapolis.
Kandris has consulted with over 20 cities across the nation on how to build a sustainable CIS and served on the executive committee of NNIP. She earned a master’s degree in geography from University of North Carolina-Charlotte.