I am a quantitative researcher and educator with research experience in both STEM and the social sciences. My professional career centers around data analytics and has evolved in the context of three major fields: palaeoecology, anthropology, and environmental management, with technical expertise in geospatial analysis and technologies, and practical scholarship in rural recovery and revitalization. After graduating in history (minors in geography and anthropology) I completed graduate degrees in Quaternary sciences, applied statistics, Geographic Information Science, and operations research, and was awarded an international doctorate in interdisciplinary studies with a dissertation that focused on geospatial analysis and software engineering for land-use modeling in a human palaeoecological context. Throughout my scientific career I have served interdisciplinary teams of Europe, North America and Asia with holistic perspectives on the interrelations between the environment, society and technology, which has enabled me to incorporate systems thinking into my academic work in Geography and the Spatial Sciences.
PhD, Quaternary Science and Human Evolution