Education: Bachelor's in Mathematics and French
Employed since: September 2017
Fun fact: I toured Europe with choirs on 3 separate occasions while I was in elementary/high school
I grew up doing a lot of competitive sports (soccer, tennis, sailing, badminton, running), and also got into more extreme sports such as downhill skateboarding and skiing in elementary school. I was also enrolled in a lot of musical activities, I went to a Choir & Orchestra school for eight years, and have classical training in piano, organ, voice and cello, and also got a little bit into songwriting and alt/folk music from high school and onwards. Between my home in Denmark and my parents' home in Canada, I have six different musical instruments plus a bunch of percussion instruments, all of which I have used on stage at some point in time.
My previous jobs have been everything from trail construction on a mountain in Quebec, to managing a hostel, to agricultural/environmental research assistance. I did my undergraduate degree at Mount Saint Vincent University, where I found out that a balance of languages and pure math was exactly the combination of things I could dig deeper into. To that end, I began researching some of the mathematical structures that lie behind natural languages using graph theory during the last year of my Bachelor's. After completing my undergrad, I moved to Denmark to study Mathematics at the Masters level.
I wanted to work for DC because I thought the interplay between renewable energy and meteorology sounded like an interesting intersection with lots of potential. I also had heard about the DC culture and thought that it would be a great place to work!
Peter Nicks, Analyst in Automated Trading
At DC, I help build and maintain the infrastructure that is used by our meteorologists on a daily basis, to provide both long term and short term forecasts. I also perform analyses on these weather data in collaboration with the meteorologists in order to enhance our weather predictions.
Most of the day, I am coding in python, and retrieving data through SQL, but I also spend a lot of time discussing the various ways we can improve our computational and data retrieval server infrastructure. As weather data involves massive amounts of data we spend a lot of time optimising data retrieval techniques and computational techniques.
Learning about the technology that is needed to predict weather and keeping up with/implementing the latest developments in meteorology and numerical weather prediction. I also enjoy getting into the gritty details of how we are getting our data, and managing our Weather Infrastructure processes - it is exciting when you can turn an idea into a profit generating analysis.
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