Kristina Riemer is a scientist who combines a deep domain knowledge in ecology and scientific research with strong skills in research software engineering and data science. She is passionate about enabling other scientists to do their work more quickly, accurately, and easily, and does so through computational training, scientific software development, and community management.
She is currently a scientific programmer in the DIgital Agriculture Group at the University of Arizona, working on increasing the accessibility of big agricultural datasets and developing and using scientific software to run ecological models.
Kristina received her PhD in computational ecology in 2019 from the University of Florida under the advisement of Ethan White in the Weecology lab, which is jointly run by Drs. Morgan Ernest and Ethan White. She received a B.A. in biology from Lawrence University in 2012, with a focus on aquatic ecology under the guidance of mentor Dr. Bart De Stasio.