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Amanda Herbst

Pronouns: she/her

Bio
Amanda is a current graduate student in the Bren school’s Master of Environmental Data Science program at the University of California, Santa Barbara. In 2022, she graduated from California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo (Cal Poly SLO) with a bachelor’s degree in Chemistry and a minor in dance. During her undergraduate career, she participated in research at Cal Poly SLO in ocean carbonate chemistry, where she was involved in all steps of creating and maintaining an oceanographic time series. In the summer of 2021, she participated in an NSF-funded Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) program at the University of Rhode Island Graduate School of Oceanography. As a research intern, she created a reproducible workflow to post-calibrate continuous chlorophyll-a data collected from six seasonal transect cruises conducted off the coast of Rhode Island. Her project was part of the Northeast U.S. Shelf Long-Term Ecological Research (NES-LTER) site and introduced her to the incredible work of collaborating and synthesizing data to understand the environments around us. Amanda’s long term goal is to collaboratively use data science to characterize natural environments and predict the impact of a changing climate.

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