I am a researcher, writer, and science educator based in Oregon. I earned my B.A. in Biology, with minors in Rhetoric & Media Studies and Chemistry, from Willamette University in 2011. Since then I’ve been caring for ill family members, working on personal research and programming projects, and volunteering at OMSI. I am currently re-entering the workforce and I intend to eventually return to school to obtain a doctorate in evolutionary biology and ecology.
My background in statistics is mostly informal. I took a statistics course in my junior year at Willamette—unfortunately the only such class they offered—and while it was useful in giving me a decent background in the math of statistics, it didn’t teach me anything about doing stats. That I learned in biology classes from professors, trial and error, and books, scholarly articles, and the internet. Because of my background, most of the articles I discuss and examples I give are biological, though politics, psychology, and sociology will pop up from time to time.
I can be contacted by email at jeff [dot] andrew [dot] collins [at] gmail [dot] com, and at LinkedIn here.