I write code and make maps for conservation. I get excited about remote sensing and GIS, reproducible research, data visualization, and building tools to facilitate conservation decision-making.
I’m currently working at the Cornell Lab of Ornithology facilitating the use of eBird data for conservation management, planning, and policy-making. Prior to this, I completed a master’s with Jedediah Brodie in the Zoology Department at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver. My research focused on the effects of human-induced land use change on ecosystems and how systematic conservation prioritization can be used as a tool to mitigate these negative impacts. In a previous life, I studied physics at the undergraduate and graduate levels, which I credit with shaping how I think and approach problems.