I am a recent graduate of Grand Valley State University with my master's degree in Biostatistics. My coursework has mostly utilized SAS and R software to apply and develop statistical techniques on biological and health related data. I greatly enjoy exploring new topics and applying my knowledge in new and different ways.
In early 2015, I had the opportunity to become acquainted with JMP software analytics as Biostatistics Student Associate at Perrigo Pharmaceuticals. I independently began learning the software for consulting scientists on a large inter-laboratory study designed to anticipate compliance issues for upcoming regulatory guidelines. This role included producing easy to read graphical and numerical displays, creatively analyzing unique data sets, and communicating results to scientists with little statistical background. Within just a few months of using the software, I began writing my own scripts and customizing my analyses. Eventually, my work was selected for a breakout presentation for JMP as a part of their Discovery Summit Series.
In my downtime, I have been conducting my own independent work to improve my skills as a statistical programmer and statistician. I have been designing and creating a program within JMP software to easily input, organize, and analyze practice and roster data for local swim teams. As a former coach in charge of a varsity program, I realized the impressive value that analyzing performance and practice trends could produce. However, I experienced a large amount of difficulty trying to organize and analyze my practice and roster data using conventional software designed specifically for swimming. My goal with this project is to create an easy to use interface that allows coaches to gain valuable insight into their practice patterns quickly and easily.