Hi I'm Jeffrey - a software engineer, earth scientist, and photographer living in Austin, TX. I'm currently on the lookout for an engineering role in Austin where I can use my passion for developement and geospatial data.
My primary interests bring together earth science, computer science, and visualization:
Using scientific methods to better understand our world
Displaying the resulting data cleanly and efficiently
Using computer science to write software making this process accessible and reliable for everyone
Most recently, I studied at UW-Madison completing the Professional Capstone Certificate Program in Computer Sciences and working as a GIS developer at the Wisconsin State Cartographer's Office. While there, I developed and improved web-applications that visualized interactive geospatial info, like microbial resistance datasets from hospitals and state-wide historical aerial photography. I also wrote Python scripts to clean and standardize data for use by Wisconsin counties and residents.
Prior to this, I completed my bachelor’s degree in Earth Sciences at Rice University in Houston, TX. While there, I became passionate about geospatial visualization, data science, and clean graphic design, which I prioritize in my computer science and geographic work. Beyond the sciences, I'm fascinated by writing systems and scripts - Through college coursework and language immersion in Amman, Jordan, I began to learn Arabic, and even took a stab at designing a font that embodied some stylistic and visual characteristics I wasn't able to find in pre-existing typefaces.
From field work in Turkey, Iceland and America to travel to the Middle East, I've had chances to spend time in other countries and cultures - experiences I wouldn't trade for anything. As field sites are based on important geology rather than tourism, field work gave me a serene and original view of locations that I wouldn't have gained otherwise. Because of this, surrounding myself with nature, the sun, and wildlife is how I most successfully relax and de-stress.
Thanks for stopping by!