Bio

I am a conservation biologist and aspiring data scientist interested in the interaction between landscapes and wildlife population dynamics in the face of climate change. I earned a Master’s degree in Environmental Data Science from UC Santa Barbara’s Bren School of Environmental Science and Management. Prior to the Bren School, I earned a Bachelor’s degree in Ecology and Evolution with distinction in the major from UC Santa Barbara in 2019. My undergraduate research investigated mammalian spatial ecology and the role of bivalves in mariculture systems off the coast of Costa Rica.

Following this research, I served as a field technician studying endangered populations of flat-tailed horned lizards and steelhead trout in Southern California. With a growing interest in dynamic urban ecosystems, I went on to study incipient invasive species across the Hawaiian islands. These field roles inspired me to delve into environmental data science in order to recognize broad ecological patterns across diverse scientific disciplines.

Going forward, I aim to utilize modeling techniques and spatial data science to understand the population dynamics of species that are most imperiled by urban expansion and climate change. With open source programming tools and a collaborative approach, I hope to advise preventative policies to protect wildlife from anthropogenic influence.

Arctic Data & Marine Science

I work at the National Center for Ecological Analysis and Synthesis. I served as a member of the Arctic Data Center team, and I currently serve as a Data Analyst Fellow at the Ocean Health Index where I contribute to our understanding of marine health on a global scale.

Education

Master of Environmental Data Science
Bren School of Environmental Science & Management - University of California, Santa Barbara

Ecology & Evolution with Distinction in the Major
University of California - Santa Barbara

Juliet Cohen


Bio

I am a conservation biologist and aspiring data scientist interested in the interaction between landscapes and wildlife population dynamics in the face of climate change. I earned a Master’s degree in Environmental Data Science from UC Santa Barbara’s Bren School of Environmental Science and Management. Prior to the Bren School, I earned a Bachelor’s degree in Ecology and Evolution with distinction in the major from UC Santa Barbara in 2019. My undergraduate research investigated mammalian spatial ecology and the role of bivalves in mariculture systems off the coast of Costa Rica.

Following this research, I served as a field technician studying endangered populations of flat-tailed horned lizards and steelhead trout in Southern California. With a growing interest in dynamic urban ecosystems, I went on to study incipient invasive species across the Hawaiian islands. These field roles inspired me to delve into environmental data science in order to recognize broad ecological patterns across diverse scientific disciplines.

Going forward, I aim to utilize modeling techniques and spatial data science to understand the population dynamics of species that are most imperiled by urban expansion and climate change. With open source programming tools and a collaborative approach, I hope to advise preventative policies to protect wildlife from anthropogenic influence.

Arctic Data & Marine Science

I work at the National Center for Ecological Analysis and Synthesis. I served as a member of the Arctic Data Center team, and I currently serve as a Data Analyst Fellow at the Ocean Health Index where I contribute to our understanding of marine health on a global scale.

Education

Master of Environmental Data Science
Bren School of Environmental Science & Management - University of California, Santa Barbara

Ecology & Evolution with Distinction in the Major
University of California - Santa Barbara