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About Me

Currently I am a data scientist at Employment and Social Development Canada (ESDC) in Gatineau, Quebec. My work involves leveraging machine learning, AI, and data analytics to create more efficient and effective departmental processes, both internal and public-facing. My previous job was also at ESDC, doing research related to persons with disabilities, studying the impact that issues surrounding disability can have on people’s employment, education, and well-being.

I completed my PhD in Social Psychology at the University of Waterloo (UW) in Ontario, Canada. My research focused on motivation, self-regulation, and decision-making.


Miscellaneous Projects

I currently have two R packages available on CRAN. The first, reghelper, assists with some of the routine tasks associated with regression. A second, paramtest, provides a general structure for running simulations and parameter searches.

Back in May 2017, I had the opportunity to teach R to graduate students and faculty at Wilfrid Laurier University via a two-day workshop. The slides and code are available here.

Data Science Projects