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I'm currently available for part-time freelance/contract work. I'm a trained research scientist who applies rigor to all facets of data science. I have 6+ years doing data science work in various capacities, including at the non-profit, government, and academic level. I have many applied skills including machine learning, geospatial analysis, natural language processing, as well as general data acquisition (i.e. web scraping), cleaning, and analysis. I use a variety of coding environments including R, python, and SQL. I have 20 scientific publications with around 300 citations.

Programming skills

  • R / tidyverse
  • Python / pandas / Flask
  • SQL / PostgreSQL / MySQL
  • git / GitHub
  • HTML / CSS / Javascript

Data analysis skills

  • Machine Learning, Regression, Classification:
    scikit-learn | tidymodels
  • Geospatial Analysis:
    sf | geopandas | PostGIS
  • Data Visualization:
    ggplot2 | seaborn | leaflet | html

Professional Experience

  • Data Scientist | 2020 - present
    Freelance (UpWork & Contract Work)
    USA & Australia
    • Machine Learning models to predict daily number of orders for retail company
    • Spatial optimization to determine zones for delivery trucks
    • Spatial clustering methods to categorize property evaluation
    • Quantitative analysis of country-level deforestation rates from spatial data

  • Research Associate | 2019 - 2022
    The University of Adelaide
    Adelaide, Australia
    • Applied data science principles to researching wildlife trade
    • Coded over 80 webscrapers to collect data of online wildlife trade
    • Created/maintained MySQL database of >6 million records for wildlife trade
    • Machine learning tools (text classification) to process online data
    • Created web application with python (Flask) for Australian gov’t
    • Communicated results in reports, papers, and talks
    • Supervised and lead a team of skilled professionals


Rutgers University - New Jersey, USA

PhD in Ecology & Evolution, 2018

BS in Environmental Science, 2014

Certificate in GIS (Geographic Information Systems)

Technical Papers

Text classification to streamline online wildlife trade analyses

PLOS ONE, 2021


A guide to using the internet to study the wildlife trade

Conservation Biology, 2020

https://doi.org/10.1111/cobi.13675 (PDF)

Live reptile smuggling is predicted by trends in the legal exotic pet trade

Conservation Letters, 2021


19 scientific papers, >200 citations

Google Scholar Profile

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December 11, 2021
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