Geographic Information Science • Geovisualization • Statistical Programming • Cloud Computing • Workflow Architecture
I work on helping to transform all the amazing eBird data we collect into useful products for science and conservation. The results of this work can be seen at eBird Science. I love being able to go from birder to computer scientist to conservation advocate all in one job, because I think that eBird has the power to become the key tool for describing the status and trends of the world’s birds.
M.S., Geography, Penn State University
B.S., Biology, University of Minnesota-Duluth
My spark birding was a winter tour near Sault Ste Marie, Michigan, where we had Gyrfalcon, Snowy Owl, and Harlequin Duck, among other great birds. It was hard not to be hooked after all those awesome winter gems.