Tell us about one of the best projects you've worked on at the Lab. Why was it especially fulfilling to you?
For most of my time here, I’ve worked on projects aiming to mitigate wind turbine radar interference. When I first began working with radar data, it was amazing to see how much coordination and pre-processing was necessary to align data from various sources in space and time, on the scale of the experiment we were performing. The experience allowed me to grow a lot as a data analyst, and I also appreciated the opportunity to work on a program that impacts both national security and renewable energy.
What has inspired you in your life to pursue your line of work?
I’ve always enjoyed dabbling in multiple subject matter areas. In college, I studied math, chemistry, and neuroscience, and found that my work in one discipline benefitted from my involvement in the others. In this sense, I highly value having the flexibility to work in many domains. Data analysis provides this freedom. I can develop an application-agnostic skill set, which allows me to continue to explore the topics I’m curious about, and to work with people from all different backgrounds.
How do you like to spend your time outside of the Laboratory?
I like to stay active and be outside, so I spend a lot of time walking and running. I recently joined a road running group, and have been enjoying getting to know the local community and finding new routes. I also love to cook and bake. I’m a few years late to the party, but I just made a sourdough starter, and look forward to creating and learning more about bread this winter.