About Me

In a phrase: Speech pathologist turned data scientist.

I am a Ph.D. student in communication sciences and disorders in Madison, Wisconsin. On paper, I study word recognition and word learning in preschoolers, but over the course of my graduate training, I discovered that I really, really like programming and working with data. I get endless satisfaction from making computers do things and from solving technical problems. Functional programming makes me feel like a literal wizard. I love sharing my enthusiasm with others: Sitting down with a colleague and their dataset and coaching them through ways to analyze their data in R. Nothing feels better than giving someone that moment of feeling like a wizard.

Here are some things I might write about here:

  • R
  • Functional programming
  • Bayesian statistics
  • Reproducible computing
  • Neural networks
  • How to plot certain kinds of data
  • Whatever other little thing I have learned to do recently

I have consulted on generalized mixed-effects regression models. I fit models and visualize data from psychology experiments. I deliver reproducible analyses with tutorials/commentary on the analysis steps and code. (Get in touch.)