Computational Scientist / Data Analyst.
For my first co-op at Northeastern University, I worked as a data analyst for an 8 person biotech startup over in Cambridge, MA. Working in a collaborative environment, our team investigated RNA therapeutics and focused on generating novel proof of concept to help pave the way towards new and interesting ways to fight disease and better understand small molecular biology.
During my time at Flagship Labs 63, Inc. I took on a variety of data science or bioinformatic investigations. I efficiently leveraged large genomic data sets to highlight patterns and pick out key targets for wetlab experimentation. Through this co-op I used Amazon Web Services and Github daily and gained expert level Python skills. I also learned a lot about industry standard data science practices, like data sourcing, cleaning, validating, and clustering. Additionally, I utilized machine learning principles to build classification models for our company’s specific area of research. Further, I gained exposure to useful data visualization standards and feel I have truly learned to tell stories through data. Lastly, I used my extra time with the company to build a MySQL database to store experimental data and begin to define the companies internal information architecture.
Fall 2019 – Present.
Sandbox is Northeastern’s student led software consultancy. We work to produce computational tools for research labs across the country spanning a variety of fields. Our mission is to make an impact through the projects we take on and complete for clients. It is also a great way to gain exposure to new technologies and to take on real projects in a small group setting. Further, Sandbox produces internal tools for the Northeastern community to help with tasks like planning out a semester or to help pick classes. As my role in this organization continues to develop, I am excited to tackle a variety of interesting and diverse projects.
Camp Counselor and Groundskeeper.
During my summers with family on Cape Cod, I have always made time to visit and work at the museum. I started volunteering at the CCMNH in 2014 as a groundskeeper and laborer. However, as I have spent more and more time volunteering, I was able to start making meaningful decisions about the appearance of the museum and take part in larger projects. Throughout my association with CCMNH I have accumulated over 250 hours of community service.
Getting to spend my summers outdoors on the museum’s beautifully diverse property, I truly started to appreciate the natural world around me. Even more so than being able to experience and learn about nature, I particularly enjoyed getting to interact with guests and share my passions of nature, biology, and conservationism with them.