I'm a geoscientist and engineer living and working in southwestern Connecticut. My current position is at e4sciences LLC, a small geophysical and engineering services firm with a belief in data-based decision making. I studied Geosciences at Williams College, and was both a web software developer and treasurer for Williams Students Online, the college's fully student volunteer-run web services site. I competed as a varsity athlete for the Division I Nordic ski team at Williams.
As a scientist and developer, I believe strongly in real-time data collection, processing, decision making, and triggering. Recently that's meant a keen interest in live weather and environmental conditions reporting. I've developed an affinity for RaspberryPi and Arduino instrumentation and have some ongoing side projects using these devices. Several of these are listed on the projects page.
The responsibilities in my role at e4sciences are broad and variable but rooted in both data collection and processing, as well as geographical information systems (GIS). I am a Field Operations Manager for both marine and land-based geophysics, and I am the primary operator of mobile LiDAR data collection and post-processing, the workflow and hardware for which I am primarily responsible for developing. Officially, my title is 'Geospatial Scientist' but technically the role extends well beyond the boundaries of GIS.
During the process of earning my bachelor's degree, I became interested in workflow creation for data in GIS and beyond, which has led me to engage in somewhat of a self-motivated language immersion in Python and command-line tools. My own learning for these interests, as is the case with all of my work, is ongoing and constantly self-scrutinized.