Workshops

Intro to Social Network Analysis in R with Statnet

I created a workshop to introduce the basics of social network analysis within R using the Statnet package. It assumed a working knowlage of the R environment. It started with an explanation of what network data was, and the basics of network theory, drawing examples from sociology, neuroscience, chemistry, and engineering. It then explained basic network level and node level analyses, and provided an interactive graph that participants could change node counts and network density to observe changes in real time. It closed with a porting on plotting networks.

Peer Advising

University of California, Davis Data Science Initiative Affiliate Office Hours

I host weekly office hours at the Data Science Initiative for social scientists. These office hours are open for anyone on campus to attend. Previously I have helped students establish version control systems for their projects using Git, advised students on social network analysis methods, and helped troubleshoot coding issues with R. Other topics include:

Coding

  • R Programming

  • Git

  • Github

Data Collection

  • Web Scraping

  • APIs

  • Text Extraction

Methods

  • Social Network Analysis

  • Natural Language Processing

  • Geographic Information Systems

Peer Tutor

I serve as a peer computational methods tutor for other graduate students in disciplines ranging from Sociology to Music. Prior to arriving at Davis I had never coded before, and taught myself with the generous help of people at the Data Science Initiative. I understand the challenge of picking up coding for the first time, and thus try to give back to student like myself who had not had the opportunity or a reason to learn coding before.

Teaching Assistant

Juvenile Delinquency

Sole teaching assistant for Dr. Bill McCarthy and his juvenile delinquency class. Responsible for planning and leading discussion sections for undergraduate students. Duties include preparing section materials, introducing research methods, holding office hours, grading, and otherwise facilitating student learning.

Social Problems

Teaching Assistant to Dr. Ryan Finnigan. Responsible for planning and leading discussion sections for undergraduate students. Duties include preparing section materials, introducing research methods, holding office hours, grading, and otherwise facilitating student learning.