I am a quantitative geneticist transitioning to be a data scientist. Broadly, I am interested in the stories hidden in big biological datasets. I have also long been passionate about communicating the methodologies and findings of biologists to non-scientists. I got interested in data science because I wanted to be in a field where I could work as part of a team finding meaning in complex data with cutting-edge analytical tools. I completed my undergraduate degree at the University of Guelph. There I became interested in pursuing graduate studies in evolutionary ecology, and went on to complete my Masters degree with John Stinchcombe at the University of Toronto. After my MSc I worked with Natalie Iwanycki at the Royal Botanical Gardens and Tim Dickinson at the Royal Ontario Museum. For my PhD research, I focused on adaptation in the introduced plant species Arabidopsis thaliana and Ambrosia artemisiifolia.