I am a versatile analytical scientist and former business consultant with over a decade of experience in business management, administration, and sales. My business experience includes systems design, product research, market penetration, and production. I have performed business experiments and data analytics in each of these facets, but most often in production, marketing analysis, human resources, and corporate financial output.
My educational background spans numerous disciplines, which include computer programming, quantitative analysis, machine learning, social sciences, and design. After completing a considerable amount of coursework in architectural design and urban planning, I earned a bachelor of arts degree in social science, from Florida Atlantic University. This prepared me for a successful career as a partner in an insurance firm where I specialized in high risk liability and property damage insurance. While working in the insurance industry I completed a master of science degree in geomatics sciences from the University of Florida, and a graduate certificate in computer programming from Harvard University.
Currently, I am an ORISE fellow working with the U.S. EPA, in the Center for Public Health and Environment. Also, I am a Ph.D. student at North Carolina State University where I study geospatial analytics. My research goal is to understand ways to improve decision making using data science methodologies and technologies. Additional projects I am working on are specific to locating sources of environmental contamination affecting human health. My Ph.D. dissertation is focused on developing a spatiotemporal analytics method to aid research decision makers to quickly identify impactful scientific research.