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Wade Sedgwick

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I am a drone technician specializing in wildlife survey design and technology equity. As a licensed commercial drone pilot, I consult with non-profit organizations and government agencies to design and implement drone surveys for wildlife and habitat in Argentina, Bolivia, Ecuador, Vietnam, and the United States. I received a Bachelor of Arts in Environmental Studies from the University of California, Santa Barbara in 2016, and recently returned to UCSB to pursue a Master of Environmental Data Science at the Bren School of Environmental Science and Management. In the years between school, I have worked with international conservation organizations to assess the application of drones for wildlife survey methods. Specifically, I have focused on albatross, sea lion and turtle species to help create reproducible workflows for researchers to monitor entire colonies. After I graduate, I plan to use my data science skills in machine learning and reproducibility to improve wildlife survey design to make it more accurate, reproducible, and less invasive.

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