I have more than four years of experience working with and analyzing large datasets. I support open science, so all of my analyses are publicly available. I specialize in tidy data and R but have experience with Java, SQL, and Python. To pay it forward, I have created and led tutorials teaching bioinformatic and data analysis skills.
As microbiologist and toxicologist, I study things that can kill us, both living and non-living. Specifically, I am interested in the impact soil microbiomes have on antibiotic resistance and arsenic cycling.
I consider communication a vital part of my work. I am a Dale Carnegie trained speaker and constantly strive to reach broader audiences with improved data visualization and mixed media.
I support evidence-based policies by working with several science and policy groups including the NIH, the US Senate, and the National Academies of Sciences, and Science Debate.
Check out my recent reporting for a local NPR station WKAR. This work was supported in part by Science and Society at State.