Growing up surrounded by water in the Seattle area led to an early appreciation of the marine environment. After recognizing in my undergrad that programming was useful for data analysis and creating informative figures, I decided to dual major in both Marine Science and Computer Science at Eckerd College in St. Petersburg, Florida. My understanding of how to connect the two disciplines developed naturally as I learned new programming languages through research internships with Oregon State University, UW Cooperative Institute for Climate, Ocean, and Ecosystem Studies, and NOAA Pacific Marine Environmental Laboratory.
At the FAR Lab, I work with Rob to develop products that demonstrate the utility of data collected from Kongsberg EK80 echosounders mounted on Slocum gliders operated by University of Alaska Fairbanks and University of South Florida St. Petersburg. I also assist other lab members with data processing from various fixed platforms and with model development.