Hi, I'm Elise

near Kavieng, New Ireland, Papua New Guinea

Elise I have created data models and visualizations for bankers, mining companies, geoscientists, life hackers, sound engineers, geneticists, election followers, department stores, historians, financial managers, network engineers, musicians, policy makers, STEM educators, students, and baseball enthusiasts.

I especially enjoy building customized interactive tools that elegantly solve a client’s particular issue with data – whether management, analysis, or modeling.

I’m always happy to chat about possible projects, so feel free to send me a message.

  • In my prior life: tenured, award-winning physics professor, program director at the National Science Foundation, senior research administrator on 2 college campuses

  • Academic research: modeling of nonlinear partial differential equations, analysis of oceanic surface currents, observations and modeling of Lake Superior & Issyk Kul

  • I’ve spent months at sea collecting data and countless hours tinkering with instrumentation and numerical models in the lab

  • Tropical Pacific island-hopper, I’ve lived on Guam (Håfa adai!) and travelled to Palau, Rota, Yap, Kosrae, Pohnpei, Majuro, Rapa Nui, Oahu, Hawai’i, Fiji, New Caledonia, New Britain, New Ireland, Tahiti, and Moorea.

  • Once a member of the Upper Peninsula diaspora, I have returned and now live on the beach where I grew up

  • Gardener, coffee drinker, genetic genealogist, baker

  • Builder of complex deep learning models, physics-based simulations, and data visualizations over the web and around the world