Hi everyone, I’m Allison! I’m a Data Scientist Advocate at Observable. From 2012 - 2022, I was a teaching faculty member at UC Santa Barbara, where I developed and taught curriculum (statistics, programming, data science, data visualization, science communication) and advised research projects in graduate programs for Environmental Science & Management and Master of Environmental Data Science programs.

I actively work to contribute to open educational resources, including the palmerpenguins R package, the lterdatasampler package, The Missing Data Book and through my data science and statistics artwork. I have worked as Artist-in-Residence at RStudio (2019 - 2020) and the National Center for Ecological Analysis and Synthesis (2018 - 2019).