Sofia Ingersoll is an Environmental Data Scientist in training at the Bren School of Environmental Science & Management. She has experience with creative strategizing and carries a hefty toolbox of analytical techniques applicable to a broad scope of environmental issues.
Sofia is an ACS certified chemist, she obtained her degree in Chemistry from the University of California, San Diego. During her time at UCSD, she worked as an undergraduate researcher for the Slade Lab on the MATADOR field study. Here, she investigated the statistical and dynamic relationships between local meteorology data, oceanographic data, and particle mass concentrations at the Scripps Pier in La Jolla, CA. She processed large environmental data sets to provide Weekly Environmental Analysis and Seasonal Influences (WEASI) reports. With every report, Sofia’s priority continues to be tidy data alongside quality data visualization.
Currently, her interests are in climate modeling, pollution remediation, and marine data science. However, she is using her time at Bren as an opportunity to explore the plethora of possibilities that environmental data science has to offer. She is seeking a part-time, entry-level, data analyst position to further develop her coding capabilities and scientific communication skills. Sofia is devoted to bridging the communication gap amongst scientists, policymakers, and the public by delivering data in an articulate and accessible way.