I created this article for a class on election data science. The goal was to determine which types of areas tend to have lower percentages of citizens who are registered to vote and why. The project is presented in the form of a webpage generated in Rmarkdown, with code snippets, tables, visualizations, and analysis throughout.
In this article, I argue that the US is long overdue for a new constitution, citing current issues such as minority rule and low public trust as evidence of decaying institutions. The paper simultaneously analyzes the implications of the cultural differences between 1787 and modern America while also recognizing that there are some timeless foundational American values that are no longer upheld. It explores why amendments alone are insufficient and why a holistic revision is necessary.
I founded a student-run think tank, analysis center, and polling firm to provide high-quality, objective analysis for the University of Florida. The Institute is an environment where students interested in statistics, research, and analysis can apply skills from classes and learn new skills while raising the bar for the UF administration, Student Government, and governments that affect students.
As a data analyst for the University of Florida's Reitz Union, I was tasked with compiling and designing an annual report based on employee evaluations. The goal was to create a report that was deep and informative yet minimalist and attractive. The document includes unique data visualizations, graphs, tables, performance metrics based on a model I derived, and statistical tests that identified potential areas of improvement.
Out of curiosity, I looked into data on state populations and election results to determine how many people actually decide who runs the U.S. Senate. In this post, I also discuss how I came to a testable definition of democracy, whether to apply that to individual senator elections or the Senate as a whole, and the implications of a Senate composition that favors smaller states.
For my job as a data analyst at the Reitz Union, I created a satisfaction status report for the building’s hotel that can be automatically generated each month. The report, which is entirely coded in R, downloads survey responses from Qualtrics (an online survey platform) using an API token, cleans up the data using tidyverse functions, and produces a single-page infographic using grid functions. I coded nearly all of the project myself, with support from my supervisor when needed, and I designed the graphics. The only component of the report that requires manual human input is the qualitative comments. Other than that, this report can be produced at the click of a button each month to update the Hotel Manager, Business Director, and university officials on customer satisfaction.
This joint project for class and work analyzed a year’s worth of data from a weekly entertainment event for students at the University of Florida. I built a linear regression model to predict attendance and determine which factors had the greatest effect on attendance. The insights from this study are helping programmers maximize attendance and budget funding strategically throughout the year.
Drawing on a variety of literature, I argue in this paper that fascism is more of a religion than a political doctrine. I also contrast it with other major ideologies to show how odd yet powerful it is. This piece was originally a paper for a political theory class but is also a good writing sample.
As a data analyst for the University of Florida's Reitz Union, I was tasked with compiling and designing an annual report for GatorNights, a weekly program for students. My goal was to create a report that was deep and informative yet minimalist and attractive. The document includes unique data visualizations, graphs, tables, and satisfaction scores based on a model I derived.