Audrey’s answer to what she wanted to be when she grew up sums up her personality quite nicely!–She is an individual with diverse and unique interests. She is passionate about geology and remote sensing, and she is evidently equally passionate about music! It doesn’t stop there, though, Audrey is also a masterful cook, always learning new recipes and methods. It also becomes very clear upon getting to know Audrey, that she is the cornerstone of her family, across generations.
Here at TCarta, besides benefitting from her baking trials and her beautiful singing voice, Audrey is the lead on Seafloor Classification and has also produced Satellite Derived Bathymetry in many challenging areas. The team learns from her inquisitive nature, positive approach to technical challenges, and her attention to detail. Just recently, Audrey collaborated with a developer on the TCarta team to construct a training data tool that would enable internal classification workflows to accelerate significantly. I invite you to learn more about Audrey from her responses to our Staff Q&A:
Q: When you were a kid, what did you want to be when you grew up?
A: A Scientist and a Rock Star.
Q: How do you describe your professional role to people who don’t know anything about it?
A: I map the seafloor with light.
Q: What do you love about your work?
A: I learn something every day. I get to work with nice, amazing, smart people making products that can help make the world a better place.
Q: What software or tool makes the most difference in your day-to-day assignments?
A: Recently, a tool for automating the image classification process developed by Tony Wang.
Q: What industry or subject-matter resource or publication do you recommend?
Q: What’s your current favorite hobby / past-time?
A: Playing the bass and singing
Q: What country or region do you hope to explore next in travel?
A: New Zealand
Q: Who inspires you or is a professional role model of yours?
A: Jack Dangermond and my Ph.D. Advisor, Eugene Smith
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