Faculty and Staff
|Title:||Research Associate/ GIS Project Lead
Institute for Families in Society
I am a geographer, a programmer, and a data analyst. I enjoy working with data to solve complex problems and to create innovative visualizations using primarily ArcGIS, Tableau, SAS and Power BI to give users unique insights.
In 2011, I began my career in GIS by responding to the Deepwater Horizon oil spill disaster in the Gulf of Mexico. I worked there with field teams to map the extent of the shoreline oiling and help coordinate cleanup efforts. In 2015, I moved to the SC Department of Health and Human Services where I began mapping with healthcare related datasets. There I was able to become very familiar with the world of Medicaid claims data and was introduced to SAS Programing and Tableau.
At the Institute for Families in Society, I work as a GIS Project Manager, exploring datasets and building exciting projects often from the ground up. Most often I use SAS to explore data and perform statistical analysis, then map that data with ArcGIS or create dashboards using Tableau. Many projects that I work on are centered on South Carolina Medicaid claims data as IFS works to find new ways to address social determinants of health and ultimately improve health outcomes for enrollees.
Outside of work, I am the parent of two dogs with my longtime partner Ashley, a hobby disc golfer and a follower of several professional sports leagues where I am particularly interested in the sports analytics movement.