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Skills

R

Extensive experience with data analysis, wrangling, visualization, and reproducible research.

Statistics

Completed coursework for doctoral minor in statistics. Advanced work in Bayesian methods.

SQL

Designed and implemented Avian Genomes Database with PostgreSQL. Wrote queries for researchers.

C++

Contributor to the Graph Model Library for MCMC estimation of probabilistic graph models.

QGIS

Moderate experience visualizing and analyzing spatial data and creating maps.

Python

Rusty, but would like to pick it back up.

R Shiny App

Excited to learn!

*nix

Experienced with Linux, NetBSD, MacOS.

Terminal

Who needs a GUI?

Version Control

Git or Mercurial? Just pick one and let’s get to work!

Photography

A reason to run trails

Trail Running

A reason to take pictures

Experience

 
 
 
 
 

Research & Teaching Assistant

New Mexico State University, Biology Department

Jan 2016 – May 2018 Las Cruces, New Mexico
  • Data analysis & automation with R, QGIS, Python, C++
  • TA General Biology Lecture (BIOL 121)
 
 
 
 
 

Instructor

New Mexico State University, Fish Wildlife and Conservation Ecology Department

Sep 2015 – May 2016 Las Cruces, New Mexico
Responsibilities include:

  • Designed and taught Ecological Biometry with R using Reproducible Research
  • Designed and taught Population Ecology
 
 
 
 
 

Doctoral Candidate

New Mexico State University

Jan 2015 – Present Las Cruces, New Mexico
Responsibilities include:

  • Bayesian Modeling with inference from MCMC using C++ with Boost, STL, Graph Model Library (GML)
  • Bayesian & frequentist modeling with R
  • GIS spatial analysis and cartography in QGIS, R
  • Workflow automation with R
  • Data wrangling with R (tidyverse prefered)
  • Data visualization with R (ggplot2 prefered)
  • Collaborative code development with version control (Git & Mercurial)
  • Writing documentation for library code
 
 
 
 
 

Adjunct Instructor

San Juan College, Biology & Horticulture Departments

Sep 2013 – May 2015 Farmington, New Mexico

Teaching:

  • Taught Introduction to Horticulture
  • Taught General Biology

Science:

  • Managed Herbarium’s Specify SQL Database
 
 
 
 
 

Research & Teaching Assistant

New Mexico State University, Biology Department

Sep 2010 – May 2013 Farmington, New Mexico

Science:

  • Designed & implemented Avian Genome Project’s SQL Database with PostgreSQL
  • Coded queries for researchers
  • Analysis and visualization with R
  • Wrangling with R, Python, sed, awk, & bash (Unix)
  • Workflow automation with scripting in R, Python, sed, awk, & bash (Unix)

Teaching:

  • TA General Biology Lecture & Lab
  • Coordinated BioCAT undergraduate mentor program
 
 
 
 
 

Adjunct Instructor

San Juan College, English Department

Jan 2010 – May 2010 Farmington, New Mexico
Taught Technical Writing (ENGL 118)
 
 
 
 
 

Assistant Curator - Volunteer

San Juan College

Jan 2009 – Aug 2010 Farmington, New Mexico
Responsibilities include:

  • New implementation of Specify relational database
  • Migrate existing records and add new records to Specify
  • Manage student workers
  • Glue and catalogue specimens
 
 
 
 
 

Engineering Technician

Trautner Geotech

May 2007 – Aug 2009 Durango, CO
Responsibilities include:

  • Laboratory and field testing of soils, concrete, and asphalt
  • Project quality assurance to engineering specifications
  • Techincal report writing for clients and internal use

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