By training, I am an Agricultural Economist, with an M.Sc.(2014) from the University of Saskatchewan. I am currently a Research Officer in the Department of Agricultural & Resource Economics, where I spend my time working on data, surveys, and general research and editing. In addition to my research, I am pleased to communicate and get to be creative about agriculture, sciences, innovation, and food through the blog SAIFood.ca, which I manage for my wonderful boss, Dr. Smyth.
I am a number cruncher, problem solver, and whole picture thinker, that is probably why I jump at with glee for projects that involve transportation, logistics, and GIS! My other research interests are supply chains and business development. But it's not all numbers and data. I think creativity and visual representation is an important piece of how we learn. If you're looking for assistance with graphic designs, marketing, or making maps, I would be happy to help. Visual representations are just as important as the numbers or words on a page, and I love helping bring a creative side to data.
While I never thought my skill set would include web design, I have found it to be a fun creative outlet. I have experience building pages through WordPress and Wix platforms, which offer great services for different needs. If you would like to discuss setting up your own platform, I would be happy to consult you on the process, or set it up for you!
I always thought I was a numbers person, but over the course of my higher education and work in research, I have gained a passion for seeking out the story and how it relates to an audience. I find some of the greatest joys of my work come when I can answer the basic questions of how, what, where, when, but most importantly why.