About

TL;DR

  • Hydrologically minded geophysicist turned research software engineer

  • Helped create the PyVista Project

  • Passionate about open-source

  • R&D Engineer at Kitware pushing the limits of scientific software

Summary

I am currently a research & development engineer in Kitware’s Data & Analytics Team, where I develop software for scientific research applications.

My background is primarily in applied earth sciences, earning a B.Sc. in Geophysics and an M.Sc. in Hydrological Science from the Colorado School of Mines. Through my graduate research, I explored the intersection of 3D visualization, geoscience, and reproducible workflows. My focus has been helping geoscientists visualize their 3D/4D data, communicate their spatial findings, and enable data traceability in their research. These efforts lead me to create geovisualization and data management software to streamline reproducible computing workflows in the geosciences, particularly the PyVista project.

I am most proud of my contributions to PyVista, an open-source Python package for 3D visualization and spatial data analysis. Beyond PyVista, I am an active contributor to many open-source software, and I am always looking for ways to make an impact in my work. I genuinely believe that scientific findings should be reproducible, not only by other researchers but also by stakeholders of the science at hand; I carry this sentiment in my efforts to develop research software.

Beyond all the coding and science, I’m an avid rock climber, trail runner, and general human-powered adventure enthusiast! When I’m not coding up super cool 3D visualization software, you can find me trail running or climbing.

Please feel free to reach out to me (email is in the icons at the top)! I am happy to talk about anything in the realm of earth science computing, open-source research software, or epic outdoor activities.

Around the Interweb

Most of my output is available around the internet, usually through Github repositories. You can find me and my research, code, articles, and data at:

  • GitHub: my biggest presence is on GitHub, follow me and my projects there!

  • ORCID (0000-0001-8628-4566): all of my scientific output with DOIs

  • Google Scholar: list of research content

  • Research Gate: academic social network

  • Twitter: Follow me!