Data Scientist by way of Fisheries Biology. I enjoy creating tools which support open and reproducible science, designing beautiful and compelling data visualizations, communicating statistical findings to technical groups and the public, and being an education resource by supporting my colleagues growth. Currently seeking a data scientist position in Stockholm, Sweden or in a remote organization.
Open source data science projects: professional projects and personal contributions.
Resolving issues and making pull requests for packages in the Tidyverse.
An R package for data collected from oceanographic temperature and salinity hardware. Compiles data, produces automated cruise report, QA/QCs data, makes temperature/salinity plots, and maps of indices.
An R Shiny application providing a quality control tool for Length-Weight Distribution of catch on board a fishing vessel.
A collection of journal articles, tehnical reports, presentations and talks.
Most recently I created a diet/health index for juvenile pollock, using machine learning. I developed and wrote an R package called FastrCAT; which creates a data pipeline for a non-standard format oceanographic data. The package produces automated reports, maps, plots, and prepares data for import into the database. Contributing data analysis products and writing about the diets of Arctic juvenile flatfish. Ongoing yearly projects include verifying the taxonomic identification of zooplankton, processing diets of juvenile groundfish, field work in the Bering and Arctic Seas, managing diet data, performing statistical analysis, creating data visualizations, and presenting findings to peers and the public as talks or in writing. In managing yearly deliverables and short-term projects shows I am an effective collaborator with colleagues and have excellent time management skills. In 2016, I received a National Marine Fisheries Service Team Member of the Year Award. The award is given for outstanding contributions in advancing the mission of the United States Federal agency NOAA's, office of the National Marine Fisheries Service, as recognized by their peers.
As a teacher I taught high school students in beach monitoring techniques, sampling design, data analysis, and presentation of data they collected. We provided meaningful, inquiry-based field-based experiences where students participated in real-world problem solving.
I taught groups of 20 -30 elementary aged children about the Puget Sound ecosystem. Teaching areas include: plankton sampling, microscopy, life histories of benthic and pelagic species, water quality, ecology and stewardship.
Lead zooplankton taxonomist on shipboard mission to evaluate krill and zooplankton populations in Antarctic waters. Authored an in-house taxonomic manual for identification of common species which occurred in research area. Trained team on identification of zooplankton species. In 2017, I received the Antarctic Service Medal, for the work in 2011 and 2010. The medal was issued by the United States Federal Agency the National Science Foundation. Civilian participants who deploy to an Antarctic research station or vessel and remain south of 60 degrees South latitude are eligible to receive an Antarctica Service Medal and Certificate from the National Science Foundation.
Lead zooplankton taxonomist on shipboard mission to evaluate krill and zooplankton populations in Antarctic waters. Trained team on identification of zooplankton species.
Focus of research was categorizing potential risk of coastal waters along the West Coast of the United states as sources of invasive zooplankton. Performed collection, entry, analysis, and visualization of data. Wrote and contributed to technical reports, journal articles, and presentations.
Focus of research was invasive zooplankton entry into Puget Sound. Collection of samples required coordinating with the Seattle Port Authority, Shipping Companies, and the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife to board vessels and maintain chain of custody of collected samples and paperwork. Experiments at an of site field station and oil tankers were performed to test the efficacy of ballast water treatment devices. I managed data collection and entry for projects. Provided summary data products and contributed writing and data visualizations for journal articles, technical reports, and talks.
Served as a laboratory and field technician across multiple concurrent projects. The focus of research was invasive zooplankton entry into Puget Sound through ballast water. Responsibilities were to manage sample collection, identification of species, data entry, summarizing findings, and submitting data and findings to senior researchers.
Served as a laboratory and field technician monitoring growth of zooplankton species in the San Francisco Estuary. Required field collection of specimens, identification of species, and running growth rate experiments. Managed data collection and entry.
Assisted researchers in laboratory and field work. Trained in identification of zooplankton from the San Francisco Estuary.