Senior Scientist at ag-tech startup with MS degrees in Agronomy and Data Science. 4 years of experimental design and statistical analysis experience working primarily in SAS and Minitab and familiar with Python, R, and gretl. Team-player with broad leadership experience. Seeking position in a challenging and rewarding environment that marries my passions in agriculture and data science.
Master of Science: Data ScienceCurrentIndiana University-
Recipient of Data Science Scholar Fellowship
Master of Science: Plant, Environmental Management, and Soil ScienceAugust 2014Louisiana State University-
Thesis "Effect of Water Management on Greenhouse Gas Emissions in the Main and Ratoon Rice Crops Grown in a Crowley Silt Loam Soil"
Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi
Bachelor of Arts: Environmental Science and Public PolicyMay 2011Harvard University-
Thesis "Reduced Mycorrhizal Interactions in Tomato Plants A Pilot Experiment"
Statistical Analysis and Modeling
R&D Manager / Senior Plant Scientist08/2014
to Current AeroFarms – Newark,
Leading 10-person R&D / Horticulture team and overseeing all aspects of plant health and nutrition.
Analyzed 20MB of environmental sensor data to predict optimum microenvironment for each crop.
Developed predictive growth and yield models for each crop using imaging data and regression analysis.
Designed split-plot experiments that have improved yield performance by 14% in the last two months.
Graduate Research Assistant08/2013
to 08/2014 LSU, School of Plant, Environmental, and Soil Science – Baton Rouge,
Performed yield-scaled evaluation on the effects of water management on rice greenhouse gas emissions.
Analyzed 11.5MB of yield and GHG data.
Faculty Research Assistant / Agricultural Economist04/2012
to 05/2013 University of Maryland / Economics Research Service - USDA – Washington,
Headed the update of the USDA's 2010-2011 organic acreage and livestock database.
Teamed with other agricultural economists to assess coexistence of GE, conventional, and organic crops.