I’m currently working as the R Spatial Advocate for the Center for Spatial Data Science at UChicago. Most recently, I did data science for transit at TransLoc and wrote a spatial econometrics thesis on the Detroit housing market.

In my day to day, I work closely with Luc Anselin, leading workshops for researchers at our center and building out spatial analysis resources for applied social science research. I also speak at conferences about spatial data science and methods.

I founded R-Ladies Chicago, which is the Chicago branch of a global organization whose mission is to promote gender diversity in the R community. We started in July 2017 and have expanded to 600+ members so far, putting on 15+ events for the Chicago R community. Other organizations I’m affiliated with include Chi Hack Night, Software Carpentry, rOpenSci, and NASA Datanauts.

Feel free to ping me if you have questions on any of the above! You can find me on Twitter @CivicAngela, where I post about #rstats, #rspatial, and #RLadies (and occasionally live-tweet a conference).

Off the web, you can find me doing a crossword, playing a game of ultimate frisbee, cooking something tasty, or traversing Chicago via bike, bus, or train.