:star: Personal Announcement!: This summer I’ll be working at RStudio as an intern on the ggplot2 package! I’m excited to expand my development skills and get my hands dirty maintaining a package used by so many! :star:

Generally, my research focuses on the movement of large mammals and their diseases, especially those with environmental reservoirs. My primary system of investigation is anthrax in populations of African elephant and zebra within Etosha National Park, Namibia.

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 continue to teach with the program.

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.

Publications

For the most up to date list of my publications, please see my GoogleScholar Page