I am a data visualization specialist with a background in geology. Recently, I have been growing my data visualization skills in the business realm. I am skilled in research and data collection (geologic and otherwise), data analysis with tools such as GIS and Python, and data visualization with a variety of tools including Tableau. Additionally, my scientific training has instilled critical thinking into my day-to-day work, and also enables me to condense and communicate complex topics to a variety of audiences.

My areas of interest are:

  • Data analysis and visualization
  • 2D and 3D representations of spatial data
  • Structural geology and tectonics
  • Geomorphology and surface processes
  • Digital and web maps
  • Inclusion of women and girls in STEAM

In my free time I enjoy gardening, crocheting, browsing antique stores, trying new restaurants with my husband, Matt, and spending time with our cat, Andy.


Technologies & Skills

Most Experience

Tableau Desktop & Server
ArcGIS Pro & ArcMap
Jupyter Notebooks
Microsoft Office

Moderate Experience

ArcGIS Online
MS Access

Past Experience

Adobe Creative Suite
Visual ModFlow

Exposure To

Tableau Prep

Technical Skills

Data Acquisition
Data Wrangling
Data Analysis
Scientific Method

Business Skills

Project Management
Critical Thinking
Customer Service


U.S. Geological Survey
February 2021 - Present

GIS Application Analyst
Tri-County Public Health Department
October 2020 - February 2021
  • Build and maintain Tableau and ArcGIS Online dashboards
  • Create data pipelines with FME to supply data to dashboards
  • Administer local databases and manage synchonization with online systems
  • Interact with stakeholders to answer data-related questions

Senior Software Developer
Software Developer II
Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City
August 2018 - October 2020

Data Analysis
December 2017 - August 2018
  • Manage the data analysis reporting and requests for three clients
  • Extract and transform data from multiple databases into concise, easy-to-load datasets
  • Build custom dashboards and data visualizations in Tableau
  • Query databases to answer complex client questions
  • Create ad-hoc reports with Adobe Analytics Workspaces

Research Fellow
Rutgers University
September 2013 - October 2017
  • Prepare and administer scaled analogue models of rift basins
  • Developed a workflow to collect and display statistics from aerial photographs collected from experimental models, including:
    • Digitization of structural features into shapefiles using QGIS
    • Display geometrical information extracted from features in shapefiles
    • Creation of detailed raster files to measure the area of structural features
    • Spatial analysis of structural features in raster files using MATLAB and Python
  • Determine controls on fault initiation, growth, and linkage in scaled models via statistical analysis
  • Built a 3D model with Badley’s T7 software to determine the geometry of a fault from rock core
  • Produce vector graphics for presentations and for manuscripts

USGS Volunteer
U.S. Geological Survey
September 2015 - October 2015
  • Collected core samples drilled through the border fault of the Dan River basin to analyze fault-related deformation in the hanging wall and footwall
  • Determine influence of foliated footwall rocks on Dan River basin border fault
  • Map depth to fault, thickness of fault gouge, and thickness of fault deformation based on cores
  • Aid in effort to characterize uranium mineralization along Dan River basin border fault

Geoscience Intern
ConocoPhillips Company
May 2015 - August 2015
  • Used Badley’s T7 software to map faults and horizons on 3D seismic data, create a 3D-faulted framework, and collect fault statistics
  • Developed a workflow using DecisionSpace Geoscience to create maps depicting layer thickness relative to fault location
  • Determined that faulting within a portion of the Eagle Ford play was episodic in time and varied spatially based on relative timing of deposition and faulting
  • Determined that syn-depositional faulting resulted in thickening of the productive interval of the Eagle Ford

Research Assistant
University of Tennessee
August 2011 - July 2013
  • Mapped faults, fractures, and other evidence of paleoseismic activity to determine multiple magnitude > 6 earthquakes likely occurred in East Tennessee in the last 200,000 years
  • Located and georeferenced vintage aerial photography to determine whether features were geologic in nature or the result of human activity.
  • Synthesized field data, aerial photographs, and published data using ESRI ArcGIS
  • Collected sediment samples for optically stimulated luminescence dating
  • Determined sediment composition and source by performing X-ray diffraction and grain size analyses of sediment samples
  • Produced vector graphics for thesis and manuscript


Master of Science in Geographic Information Science
Northwest Missouri State University
December 2021 (expected)

Master of Science in Geology
University of Tennessee
August 2013
  • Thesis: Detailed geologic studies of paleoseismic features exposed at sites in the East Tennessee seismic zone: Evidence for large, prehistoric earthquakes

Bachelor of Science in Earth and Atmospheric Science
Georgia Institute of Technology
May 2011
  • Thesis: Stream terraces in the Critical Zone -- Lower Gordon Gulch, Colorado


A selection of my work
More coming soon!