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, 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.