Dr. Mark Greenwood, Director
Kelly is from Charlotte, North Carolina and is a second-year Master’s student studying Statistics. She previously earned her Bachelor’s degree in Mathematics with a concentration in Statistics from Appalachian State University. She has worked on research for the United States Forest Service and taught Introduction to Statistics. She enjoys skiing, hiking, ice climbing, and mountain biking in her free time.
Elijah was born and raised in Great Falls, Montana and currently holds a Master’s degree in Statistics from Montana State University. His early research involved sports statistics, focusing in on Fitbit data and Disc Golf visualizations. His recent work includes research on Graduate Teaching Assistants (GTAs) and program development to help better support GTAs when teaching statistics. Many of these projects were presented to audiences at the Joint Statistical Meetings, Cascadia Symposium of Statistics in Sports, and United States Conference on Teaching Statistics 2019. He is currently pursuing a Ph.D. in statistics with a focus on statistics education.
Dr. Tan Tran
Rachel received her Bachelor's degree in Anthropology and Russian from the University of Kentucky. For the last three years, she has worked as a research assistant at the Spatial Sciences Lab in the LRES Department on two projects: the NASA Land Cover / Land Use Change Program ("Downscaling IPCC Land Use Scenarios for Global Change Adaptation Planning in Mountainous Environments") under the guidance of Dr. Scott Powell, and most recently, the conversion of a manual for remote sensing image analysis from R to Python under the direction of Dr. Rick Lawrence. Over the past two summers, she has worked under the leadership of Dr. Nathan Tintle of Dordt University as a graduate mentor on the Ukraine Project, an NSF-funded Research Experience for Undergraduates. She is currently a Montana Space Grant Consortium Fellowship Awardee working on the project "A Bayesian Modeling Approach for Improved Land Use Classification" under the guidance of Dr. Scott Powell, Dr. Mark Greenwood, and Dr. Katharine Banner, and the PEAKS Affiliate.