Wylie Hampson is a current graduate student at the Bren School of Environmental Science and Management at UC Santa Barbara, and is a part of their first Masters of Environmental Data Science program. Growing up he was always passionate about being outdoors, so he decided to pursue a career that would allow him to contribute to environmental sustainability. He earned a Bachelors of Science degree from the University of Washington in biology, with a focus in ecology, conservation, and evolution. Since 2017, he has worked on the Bellingham, WA aquatic invasive species team, as well as the Washington Conservation Corps, an Americorps program. These positions allowed him to gain insight on conservation work, but he wanted to further his career and apply the more technical math and science skills that he possessed to make a larger impact. His current career interests lie in agriculture. His goal is to apply data science tools to assist in finding new agricultural techniques that will not only economically benefit the producers and the consumers, but will also be more environmentally sustainable.