"Your primary collaborator is your future self; be kind."
As a Data Librarian, Collin Schwantes uses his experience developing reproducible analytics workflows and curating both physical and digital collections to ensure the research carried out by EcoHealth Alliance produces high quality, discoverable, and reusable data. Collin works across teams to establish process automations, build data models, and provide data curation support. Ultimately, his work will facilitate the creation of generalized one health data, making it easier to compare data across studies and build general predictive models.
An ecologist by training, Collin has more than 10 years of experience working on biological monitoring and modeling projects at multiple institutions. During that time he worked with investigators at the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History who conducted basic research and later with the National Biosurveillance Integration Center to interpret and apply scientific findings for policy makers in the U.S. Federal government.
Collin was also the Data Science Craft Lead with Accenture Federal Services’ Discovery Lab. In that role he led several COVID-19 epidemiological modeling efforts, developed rapid prototypes to solve analytics problems from the U.S. Federal Government, promoted data science best practices, and led communities of interest with hundreds of members for R and graph analytics.