I'm a PhD candidate at SUNY-ESF, working with Colin Beier to try and make forest modeling easier to use by reducing the amount of data practicioners need to provide and creating more effective and expressive outputs. This work incorporates ecological modeling and data engineering to try and make cutting-edge models accessible outside of academia.
In the past I've worked as an analyst for Wayfair's Forecasting and Analytics team, an independent researcher with both the Stella Riparian and Stream Ecology and Yanai Forest Ecosystem Science laboratories, and as the Beaver Impact Assessment intern for the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation. In all of these roles I've worked to apply data science techniques to large-scale challenges, frequently serving as the statistical and technical expert within my team.
My past projects have included assessing the landscape-level impacts of ecosystem engineers within New York's Adirondack State Park, as well as investigating the impact of fertilization on beech bark disease within the White Mountains of New Hampshire. I've also written a primer on how to use R for data exploration and analysis in both scientific and business contexts.
State University of New York College of Environmental Science and Forestry
Thesis: Beaver Foraging Preferences and Impacts on Forest Structure in New York’s Adirondack Mountains
Beaver Impact Assessment Intern
Data Scientist / Project Manager (Volunteer)
December 2018: Robin Hood Oak Award for Academic Excellence
December 2018: Robert M. Hicks Award for Academic Achievement
May 2018: SUNY-ESF Career Fellowship
August 2017: Outstanding Student Award for Accomplishments in Field Ecology and Dendrology