portfolio

CARTOGRAPHY AND GRAPHIC DESIGN

Tableau Mini-Projects: I only knew Tableau as a pricy software that made my first GIS mentor want to pull her hair out, but the job search after my MPH made me realize that my lack of Tableau skills are not gonna fly if I wanna make it in the cutthroat data viz biz. I signed up for a free 14 days. Here's what I created in my first night with Tableau.

Asthma & Homelessness among NY Youth: Job search = extra time to do the things I love under the guise of "building my portfolio". It had been a minute since I made an infographic. Feels good to get back in the Adobe Illustrator saddle.

Many Markets, Limited Access: I created this map as a final project for my first cartography course. I wanted to try my hand at a cartogram because it's an interesting way to visualize information. I chose this topic because my parents have sold at the Dane County Farmer's Market since I was 5 years old, so it's a big part of my life. I was interested in exploring accessibility to markets for low income families.

President's Malaria Initiative: I made these maps for a PowerPoint presentation about the President's Malaria Initiative. The goal was to demonstrate how the coverage of the PMI has expanded over the past decade.

Himalaya-Western Ghat Bike Tour: I created this terrain map for a 2016 Graphic Design course. The assignment was to conceive of a fictional bike tour and show the route clearly over relief and landcover data. I chose to focus on India because I studied Hindi in college and was lucky enough to study abroad there in 2013.

Fentanyl Infographic: For a 2016 Graphic Design course, I got to create a compelling visual story on a topic of my choosing. I covered a topic that is close to my heart: the issue lurking underneath the heroin epidemic. You may have heard of Fentanyl because it's attributed to Prince's death. The truth is, it's touching lives in many states throughout the country.

Vincent Persichetti Musical History: I was hired by musicologist Andrea Olmstead to create this map for a book about composer Vincent Persichetti. This project had several constraints, as it had to fit on a greyscale book page and contain detailed information. It was a fun challenge! The book was released in 2018 and can be found on Amazon.

Wisconsin CSA Farms: I created this map for an insert into a popular publication in Madison, Wisconsin. It shows the locations of farms around Wisconsin that participate in Community Supported Agriculture.

Yamuna River Tour: I created this scroll interactive for a class presentation about the pollution of the Yamuna River in India. The goal of this map was to orient the class to the location of the Yamuna within India, its location in relation to the famous Ganges river, and the industries and people that live on its river banks.

Spatiotemporal Distribution of River Pollution: I built this simple interactive for a class presentation to demonstrate the levels of fecal coliform along the Yamuna River in India. Notably, the river is quite pure up north near the Himalayas, but is heavily polluted when it reaches Delhi.

Antimicrobial Resistance Visualization: This map was created in early 2018 for the UW-Madison School of Pharmacy. Its purpose is to visualize antibiotic resistance across Wisconsin, helping pharmaceutical prescribers decide which antibiotics are most appropriate to prescribe. More detail about the map can be found on its 'About' page.

Rurality Measure in Wisconsin: I was lucky enough to work at the Wisconsin Office of Rural Health under the fantastic Penny Black for about a year while I completed my GIS Certificate. I had a hand in several projects while I was there, but my favorite was helping to create a Rurality Report for Wisconsin. This is just one of the maps I created for the report. The full report can be found here.

GIS ANALYSIS

Nitrate Levels x Cancer in Wisconsin: For my Summer 2017 capstone, I got to try my hand at a public health challenge. I used Inverse Distance Weighting and Ordinary Least Squares regression to explore the research question.

Opioid Hospitalizations in Wisconsin: Alongside fellow GIS students Clare Trainor and Jon McHugh, I set out to find what the heroin epidemic looked like in Wisconsin. Finding such granular data was an arduous process, but we eventually found data from the Wisconsin Hospital Association on opioid-related hospitalizations. We compared these data over time and to race and income.

Water Depletion in Global Watersheds: I created this map with cartographer Perrine Laroche. We collaborated remotely (she lives in France) using watershed data from Dr. Kate A. Brauman at the University of Minnesota. This map explores water depletion based on water availability from 1971 to 2000, as well as water use in 2005; it was included in the 2017 publication Water: An Atlas" by Guerrilla Cartography.

WEB DESIGN

Bakery Website: I created this website in early 2018 for my parents' small business. They're bakers (as mentioned in my resumap) and they sell at two farmers markets in Madison, Wisconsin. Their website needed a facelift, so I created a new one using Boostrap and HTML/CSS. I also created custom maps for their homepage and both market pages using Adobe Illustrator.

Accessible Alcohol Safety Modules: In the summer of 2018, I was hired by Yale's "Alcohol and Other Drugs Harm Reduction Initiat‚Äčive" to improve their Canvas course for incoming Yale students. Using HTML, CSS, and a hefty amount of JavaScript, I was able to recreate the interactive tasks that they previously used, but in a fully accessible capacity. These modules were embedded in the Canvas platform, so they are a bit clunky in a plain web page. Still, I have listed the modules in an HTML page for you to explore. Did I overdo it on the emojis? I might have.