Data Systems Specialist
Fishery Science Department Portland Main Office
Growing up in Beijing China, my favorite thing to do was running around outside with a bug net catching and examining insects. I’ve always been fascinated by the wonders of the natural world, which led me to pursue a degree in geology at Portland State University. I continued into a Master’s program and developed an appreciation for using mathematical approaches to solve physical problems, specifically focusing on thermal and fluid dynamics of the Earth’s crust. While pursuing a Ph.D. at the University of Nevada, Reno, I had the opportunity to conduct fieldwork in the Tibetan Plateau and used numerical models to quantify the effect of river erosion on rock uplift.
Instead of pursuing a career in resource extraction with my geological background, I chose to apply my data science skills at CRITFC to preserve, restore, and improve our natural resources. I enjoy cooking and have a passion for outdoor activities, including bushcrafting, backpacking, fishing, and gardening.
- Ph.D., Geology, University of Nevada, Reno, 2022
- M.S., Geology, Portland State University, 2017
- B.S., Geology, Portland State University, 2015