I am passionate about reproducible research and open science. In teaching many of my labmates and other graduate students to use unix/command-line, python/R, and version control in graduate school I discovered my own interest in helping researchers learn and apply computational skills. This led me to teaching Carpentries workshops and to start a community of practice called Computation Biology, Ecology, and Evolution (ComBEE) group. Since working in the Data Science Hub, I’ve led expanding the Carpentries workshops, starting the annual Research Bazaar, and setting up the facilitation program.
I did my doctoral work in the McMahon Lab studying freshwater microbes in lakes in Wisconsin as part of the Microbiology Doctoral Training Program at the University of Wisconsin - Madison. This work was done in collaboration with the DOE Joint Genome Institute. My research interests, very generally, include Microbial Ecology, Genomics, Environmental Microbiology, Computational Biology/Bioinformatics, and Limnology.