Lindsay Platt is a Data Scientist for the USGS Water Resources Mission Area.
Lindsay holds a Bachelor's degree in Biological Systems Engineering from Virginia Tech (2015), but before embarking on a traditional environmental engineering career path, she found a passion for writing code to conduct data analyses (first in MATLAB and then in R) during an internship with the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality. Now, as a water data scientist with the USGS, her primary role is to distill large or complex water data into meaningful insights through reproducible science and innovative data visualizations. She also leads the USGS R training program, which teaches other USGS scientists how to wield the power of scientific computing to create their own reproducible workflows.
GitHub with code contributions || Data visualization portfolio || Water data science at the USGS