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Current Title: Eco-informatics Scientist

Affiliation: GEMS Agroinformatics Initiative, University of Minnesota

I am a geographic information scientist with a primary focus on applying artificial intelligence and machine learning techniques in the context of agricultural systems. My work aims to advance the state-of-the-art in GIScience in order to:

  1. identify and test generalizable principles underlying the spatial and temporal dynamics of human-environment interactions and

  2. understand how to more efficiently and effectively integrate spatial modeling and decision support systems into agricultural management and policy.

In addition to a full-time research position, I am a part-time Adjunct Assistant Professor in the Department of Landscape Architecture at the University of Minnesota where I teach courses in spatial analysis, planning, and design.

Background

2014 - 2018 Ph.D. Geography, minor Computer Science, University of Minnesota

2011 - 2014 M.S. Applied Plant Sciences, University of Minnesota

2009 - 2011 High School Teacher, Echo Charter School

2005 - 2009 B.A. St. Olaf College