I currently work as an informatics specialist in the Department of Mineral Sciences at the National Museum of Natural History, where I manage data about the rock, mineral, and meteorite collections. Bringing hundred-year-old data for hundreds of thousands of specimens up to modern standards is painstaking work, and I've used Python to help streamline the workflows my department uses to create and enhance that data. 

My background prior to joining the museum was in geology, and I enrolled in the Earth Data Analytics program to improve my programming skills, especially in the areas of data analysis and GIS. 

My goal is to use that knowledge to improve how my department understands and visualizes information about the collections.