From my upbringing in the scientific community, I have only tackled complex questions in multidisciplinary teams that typically span several domestic and international institutions. This practice enables my colleagues and I to concurrently work on many major ideas (projects) at once upon creating the right team to work on each one. If I am particularly passionate about a certain idea, it drives me to be a part of the creative direction. As I expanded the scope of my work, I have kept this philosophy and practice consistent. Now, I still work on diverse projects I am extremely passionate about but as a part of leadership teams where we strive to make executive decisions together through kindness, compromise, patience, and empathy. I am a part of many different interdisciplinary endeavors but highlight my primary initiatives below.
CoValence Education Collective
I am currently building an adaptive educational startup with scientists from NASA, NOAA, USC, Vanderbilt, among others, that is designed to rapidly teach big-data analyses for life and environmental systems to those devoid of big-data backgrounds. This platform utilizes the wealth of open-source big-data methods to create the new standard of data sheet analysis (e.g. new Excel) to respond to the exponential generation of data across industry and environmental sectors.
Climate Science Research
I am conducting evolutionary climate science research funded by the Simons Foundation and Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation at the University of Southern California in collaboration with the University of Edinburgh and and the University of Technology, Sydney. We are combining a novel ecological ocean-modeling framework with evolutionary theory in order to investigate the evolutionary mechanisms through which marine microbial populations adapt to changing environmental conditions and the subsequent impacts on oceanic ecosystems and biogeochemistry.