I’m a Scientific Programmer & Educator at The University of Arizona. I collaborate with researchers in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences on statistics, data wrangling, and data visualization. The workshops I teach are on a variety or beginner and intermediate data science topics, typically in R. My background is in plant chemical ecology, plant–insect interactions, and plant demography. I’m also a huge tea geek and occasionally do tea science communication.
PhD in Biology, 2020
MS in Ecology, Evolution, and Conservation Biology, 2010
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
BA in Biology, 2006
I’ve been teaching biology ever since I was 12 when I became an interpretive guide at the Lindsay Wildlife Experience in my home town of Walnut Creek, CA. Since then I’ve taught science of all sorts to all ages in a variety of formats.