I am a biodiversity information scientist studying how to work with researchers to maximize the accessibility and usefulness of their data. My driving goal is to make small-scale biodiversity data accessible and useful to large-scale change initiatives, and for this purpose, my graduate studies in information science add broadly applicable technical skills and theory to my undergraduate background in environmental studies.
Over the course of my career, I hope to be an indispensable wingman for biological researchers big and small. I want my skills to have a direct impact on the quality of, ability to continue, and end distribution of relevant biodiversity data, as well as for my work to link between academic, public, private, and nonprofit spheres.
American Alliance Museums, Botanical Society of America, California Native Plant Society, Citizen Science Association, iDigBio Data Management Interest Group, North American Network of Small Herbaria, Society for the Preservation of Natural History Collections, Society of Herbarium Curators (membership committee chair).
Please feel free to contact me via e-mail, firstname.lastname@example.org