I am a Data Science Fellow at Insight Data Science in Seattle.
My training is in paleobiology and macroevolutionary biology. My previous work focused on analyzing macroevolutionary and macroecological patterns in the fossil record. Particular phenomena of interest included trait-dependent extinction, dynamics of functional diversity of species pools, and Bayesian approaches to modeling evolutionary and ecological data. My research has spanned a wide variety of taxa from mammals to crocodilians to forams, though my PhD focused on Cenozoic mammals and Paleozoic brachiopods. A common across my work is a continued use of modern statistics and data science tools such as Stan and R.
I did my PhD as part of the Committee on Evolutionary Biology at the University of Chicago where I was advised by Michael Foote and Kenneth Angielczyk. I then completed a post-doc in Seth Finnegan’s lab at University of California – Berkeley. I have since left academic science.
PhD in Evolutionary Biology, 2017
University of Chicago
MSc in Biological Sciences, 2012
BS in Biology: Ecology and Evolution, 2010
University of Washington