Two weeks ago, we said a reluctant goodbye to our intern, Xiaofan Zhang.
Xiaofan joined our team in the spring, through a collaboration with Orange Force Marine (OFM), and from lockdown in London, Ontario, got right to work.
Though first and foremost a business data analyst, she gracefully pivoted to the world of environmental data to work on a number of bathymetry data and metadata analysis projects.
Xiaofan is now in the final semester of a masters in business analytics at Western University in Ontario. You can see her work in the forthcoming Great Lakes Needs Assessment and lake mapping blog posts, along with future GLOS/OFM crowd-sourced bathymetry efforts on Seagull.
From our team:
“With limited assistance from team members guiding her, Xiaofan was able to pick up new technologies, apply her analytical skill sets and help us solve problems. Her presence will be felt for a long time to come.” - Tim Kearns, Chief Technology Officer
“In Xiofan's time with GLOS, she was able to contribute excellent work on multiple projects, including Crowd Sourced Bathymetry and the new GLOS platform, Seagull. I personally appreciated her willingness to dig into concepts and flesh them out as completely as possible.” - Joe Smith, Cyberinfrastructure Engineer
“Xiaofan knocked it out of the park this past summer. She merged her background with statistics and programming with new skills in spatial data analysis techniques to help us finish projects like the Great Lakes Needs Assessment!” - Linden Brinks, Geospatial Analyst
“Xiaofan was an absolute pleasure to work with. She led the data migrations on Seagull, and her contributions to the project were tremendous. I have no doubt in my mind that she will go on to do great things!” - Sneha Bhadbhade, Senior Advisor