University of Vermont
I am pursuing a Ph.D in Complex Systems and Data Science, and I have a diverse research and academic background. I received a BS in Ecology from the University of Idaho, where I studied the effects of burn severity on the regeneration of native and invasive species in the Pacific Northwest. I investigated the spatial association of perennial grasses and sagebrush over moisture and grazing gradients in the Great Basin ecosystem while pursuing an MS in Ecology and Utah State University. Recently, my research has focused on quantitative ecology, and I am working on finishing a study that compared the accuracies of five statistical and machine learning methods in predicting stream temperature over stream networks. I also have an MS in statistics from Utah State University. Presently, I am working on improving statistical models for climate data in the Northeastern United States.