uncle | geographer

At some point I may come back here and write something more about myself, but for now here is...

...my resume


NYU, Wagner and CUSP; Coleridge Initiative
New York, NY
Deputy Director of Training and Outreach Coleridge Initiative Sep 2017 - present
Delivered and coordinated a series of training programs in Applied Data Analysis for Policy Analysis to over 250 government employees from over 90 agencies
Associate Research Scientist CUSP Data Facility Sep 2016 - Aug 2017
Delivered and coordinated a training program in Applied Data Analysis for Policy Analysis, a collaboration with UMD and UChicago
Graduate Research Assistant CUSP Data Facility Oct 2015 - May 2016
- Analyzed NYC residents’ access to jobs as part of a collaborative project between CUSP’s Data Facility, NYC Department of City Planning, and NYC Department of Transportation
- Explored socioeconomics of New York City with annual, geographically granular data (LODES)
McKinsey & Company
San Jose, Costa Rica
[Junior-Senior] Research Analyst Geospatial Analytics Nov 2011 - Jul 2015
- Won special mention (top 13 of 468 teams) in internal company competition for developing a globally applicable method for analyzing road networks to improve sustainable city development
- Built reusable spatial model for a southeast Asian government to reduce carbon emissions through improved land planning
- Fundamentally changed how the Geospatial team analyzed data by implementing PostgreSQL database and teaching the team how to use it
- Trained team members in use of spatial analysis techniques
- Presented at recruiting events and interviewed candidates to help build San Jose office
McKinsey & Company
Waltham, MA
Intern Geospatial Analytics Mar - Oct 2011
- Supported team with analyses and problem solving


New York University, Center for Urban Science and Progress
New York, NY
Master’s of Science Applied Urban Informatics Aug 2015 - Aug 2016
- Capstone: Quantified Communities Sensors - built, calibrated, and deployed sensors in an NYC neighborhood; analyzed sensor outputs and explored relationship with the built environment
Boston University, College of Arts and Sciences
Boston, MA
Master's and Bachelor's of Arts Geography Sep 2006 - Jan 2012
- Major: Geography (Cumulative GPA: 3.38) with focus in economics and spatial data analysis
- M.A. Comprehensive exam, Independent project: effect of land-use variation on native bee visitation rates - approved September 16, 2011
- Published “The Financial Viability of Solar Photovoltaic Canopies as Urban Climate Change Mitigation: An Analysis of the Potential Utilization of Public Space in Boston, Massachusetts”, Energy and Environment Research; Vol. 3, No. 1; 2013
Study Abroad Universidad de San Francisco, Quito, Ecuador Aug - Dec 2008
- Took all classes in Spanish, lived with host family and tutored English


Computer skills - Advanced spatial analyses using PostgreSQL\PostGIS, QGIS, and ERSI’s ArcGIS
- Scripting and general analytics experience with Python and R
- Exposure to Java, Javascript, MATLAB, and STATA
Language - English (native), Spanish (conversational)