I am currently a master's student at Clark University in Worcester, Massachusetts where I study geographic information science (GIS). In general, I focus my studies on learning methods for storing, analyzing, and visualizing spatial data for business, public administration, and environmental applications. Prior to my academic work in Worcester, I obtained a bachelor's degree in environmental studies from Ithaca College. Following this, I was a communications fellow at the NOAA Great Lakes Environmental Research Laboratory, and in 2016, I worked with the Student Conservation Association under the auspices of the AmeriCorps. After obtaining a certificate of advanced study in data science from Syracuse University in 2018, I interned for the Intelligence Group LLC where I developed R and VBA scripts to clean, format, and process data.
During the spring of 2019, I was a teaching assistant for the course Geospatial Analysis with R where I helped reinforce concepts in coding, version control, and GIS.
For the summer of 2019, I worked as a geospatial intern at Travelers Insurance in Hartford, CT where I utilized tools such as R, Python, ArcGIS Pro/ArcMap, SQL Server, and MicroStrategy for a variety of automation, web scraping, business intelligence, and reporting tasks.
This academic year I am a research assistant for Dr. Rinku Roy Chowdhury. In this position, I have been studying urban resilience, using South Florida as a case study. I have been using the tools R, ArcMap, and TerrSet to clean, visualize, and analyze heterogeneous data. Statistical methods I have used for this project have included principal component analysis (PCA), hierarchical clustering, k-means clustering, multi-criteria evaluation (MCE), and linear regression.
Aside from my professional work, I am an avid outdoorsman and have interests in hiking, cycling, skiing, and camping. When I'm not outdoors, you can find me baking in the kitchen, playing chess, watching a classic movie, or binge-watching Star Trek.