Monitoring contaminants in air and water is complex. I am versed in air and water contaminant detection including:: mass spec, UV-Vis spec, ICP-AES, XRF, Flame-AA,
SEM, GC-FID/ECD, MIRAN, GRIMM, CPC, and numerous other air sampling methods
Today we live in a world of "big data" and be need to carefully use techniques to extract conclusions and take actions. I can use statistical software (Stata, SPSS, R) to investigate and visualize your environmental dataset.
Environmental problems are commonly spatial in nature, where the geographic extent of problems is critical. I can use technologies such as geographic information systems can create maps to provide insight.
I enjoy using statistical and GIScience tools to analyze complex systems through map design, data analysis, and environmental testing.
I have a background in environmental science and engineering, with a specific focus on geochemical techniques applied to water. My previous work includes developing sediment contaminant chronologies for the Hudson River at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (Troy, NY), and work in developing low-cost filters with arsenic adsorbents at Clarkson University (Potsdam, NY). I came to Tufts in 2014 joining the Water Diplomacy IGERT program. My most recent graduate work at Tufts used agent-based models to investigate the role of social and behavioral factors on the feasibility of point of use water technologies.
I consult with faculty, students and staff as the Statistics and Research Technology Specialist at Tufts University.
Further focused my training on developing statistical models of health interventions. Gained intermediate skills in statistical analysis and geographic information system (GIS).
ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE & ENGINEERING
Gained extensive field sampling and lab testing experience for water and air samples, developed an arsenic testing methodology and organized the Clarkson Ceramics Remediation Group (CCERG).
ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE & PSYCHOLOGY
Worked on sedimentary analysis for contaminant detection and fossil recovery for climatic reconstruction.
Metals testing (ICP-AES)
Air quality (GRIMM, CPC)
Geographical Information System (GIS)
Statistics (Stata, SPSS, R)
Big data analysis (OpenACC, Python)
Provided GIS services to students, staff, and faculty, and implemented acquisition and storage of new spatial datasets.
2016 - 2017
Tested ceramic water filters, generated novel computational models for water flow through filters, developing agent-based models predicting the influence of behavioral factors of water treatment. Over 100+ hours of teaching experience.
Developed a novel ceramic water filter to remove arsenic, removal of organics from groundwater with ISCO, encapsulation of adsorbents for increased stability and timed release. Over 200+ hours of teaching experience.
Foraminiferal Analysis Technician
Recovered core samples from Hudson River sediment cores and processed through weighing and wet sieving, along with foraminifera fossil recovery and classification.
2017 - Present
Statistics and Research Technology Specialist
Provide individualized statistical consulting services to students, staff, and faculty, develop workshops and tutorials, and bridge high-performance computing with GIS and Data Lab services.
Assisted students with statistical and geographic model development, troubleshooting and analysis.
2016 - 2017
Data Lab Assistant