About Sasha Trubetskoy

Data scientist, cartographer, designer

I’m a Northern Virginia native, currently living in Reston. I graduated from the University of Chicago in 2019 with a B.S. in statistics.

As a geography and data nerd, I make maps in my free time, inspired by the world around me – whatever happens to be on my mind. Every now and then a map of mine becomes popular and gets publicity. Those interested can see my work or get in touch through this website.

I’ve also written a few Quora answers, some of them quite in-depth. I made this site to consolidate my maps, answers, and other creative output.

Let’s get to work

I’m available for hire as a freelancer. If you need to …

  • Make a map
  • Make an interactive data visualization
  • Process some big spatial data
  • Measure something that’s hard to measure

… then I’d like to hear from you.

How to reach me:

  • Email – sasha@sashamaps.net
  • Phone – (703) 888-8103
  • Twitter – @sasha_trub
  • Find me on WhatsApp


  • “Assessing the Value of Market Access from Belt and Road Projects (English)” (2019) co-authored with Tristan Reed, World Bank Working Papers. Link to paper. Replication code on GitHub.
  • “O Voto do Brasileiro”, (2018) prod. maps, book written by Alberto Carlos Almeida.
  • “Ciudades Fronterizas EUA-México” [US-Mexico Border Cities] (2018), Revista de la Universidad de México No. 838/839.
  • “Roman Roads of Britain” (2017), British Archaeology No. 156.
  • “Viae Romanae Maiores” [Major Roman Roads] (2017), under “Tous les chemins partent de Rome”, Courrier International No. 1393.
  • “The Urban Pileup Effect of NAFTA” (2017), Texas Monthly 45(5). Link to map and article.
  • “America’s GDP, Split” (2015), The Best American Infographics 2015, ed. Gareth Cook.

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