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Samantha 'Sam' Csik


Sam is both the Data Training Coordinator at the National Center for Ecological Analysis & Synthesis (NCEAS) and a lecturer at Bren, where she's working to develop and teach data science training curricula for the Master of Environmental Data Science (MEDS) program. In a previous life, she was a marine ecologist who was incredibly intimidated by all things data and programming. Thanks to super supportive in-person and online communities, she found her new path in data science education and is motivated to find exciting and accessible ways to share technical skills with others. She holds a BS in Marine Biology from Northeastern University and an MS in Ecology, Evolution & Marine Biology from UC Santa Barbara.

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