Introducing rOpenSci packages, infrastructure, and community engagement to ESIP Interoperability and Technology Tech Dive Webinar …

International useR! 2021 conference talk on our unique model of community engagement to support the complex needs of users and …


I wrote this to myself in 2013 as a research scientist pondering moving away from work where success is measured by publications, and …



Team member


Apr 2022 – Present NCEAS, UCSB via Kamloops BC, Canada

Community Engagement Fellow

Center for Scientific Collaboration and Community Engagement

Jan 2017 – Jan 2018 Washington DC, USA
1-year professional development fellowship for collaboration and community building in science.

Community Manager


Sep 2016 – Jan 2022 Berkeley CA, USA via Kamloops BC, Canada

Project and Outreach Coordinator

Life Sciences Institute, University of British Columbia

Mar 2014 – Aug 2015 Vancouver BC, Canada
Connecting and matchmaking across the life sciences and computational sciences.

Research Scientist

Centre for Molecular Medicine and Therapeutics, University of British Columbia

Aug 2008 – Apr 2014 Vancouver BC, Canada
Embedded bioinformatician in the Hayden Laboratory. Wrote some good papers. Collaborations were the best part.

Co-founder and organizer (volunteer)

Vancouver Bioinformatics Users Group (VanBUG)

Sep 2002 – Aug 2012 Vancouver BC, Canada
Monthly seminar and networking series for the Vancouver bioinformatics community, that spawned TorBUG and MonBUG.