My doctoral research focused on the movement of large mammals and their diseases. My primary system of investigation is anthrax in populations of African elephant and zebra within Etosha National Park, Namibia. I’ve also explored the movement behavior of black rhinos and modeled the spatial risk of Chronic Wasting Disease in Albertan deer populations. In 2018 I built a shiny app for the Government of Alberta to help managers regularly update their risk models with annually collected data. Code for all my published projects is available on my github.
In summer 2018, I was delighted to intern with RStudio working on the tidyverse team - you can read more about my experiences here.
From 2015-2017, I was a fellow with a NSF NRT project Data Science for the 21st Century at Berkeley, training data scientists to analyse the social-environmental problems prompted by our rapidly changing global climate. I continued to teach with the program through May 2018.
In the summer of 2016, I worked as a Quantitative Analyst Intern with the Geo Data Analytics team at Google Maps. It was a great opportunity to apply my spatial statistics expertise and hone my data science skills in a totally different realm.
From Fall 2011 - 2014, my masters research focused on elk populations in SW Alberta with Dr. Mark Boyce. I continue to maintain connections at the University of Alberta through a side project working to develop a system for updating risk maps of Chronic Wasting Disease.
For the most up to date list of my publications, please see my GoogleScholar Page