I'm Fiona, a fourth-year undergraduate student living and working in NYC.
I've been studying environmental science at Sarah Lawrence College, and I'm looking for multidisciplinary opportunities in data science,
conservation, ecology, and environmental justice. Data visualization is a passion of mine, and I'm always trying to become a
more clear and compelling communicator through my analysis work.
Recent work and placements
I recently completed a placement as an intern for
NYC's Vulnerability, Impact, and Adaptation Analysis (VIA)
team under supervision of Bernice Rosenzweig.
This opportunity provided me valuable insights into the city's climate adaptation work, and allowed me room to grow my spatial and
non-spatial visualization and analysis skills. My work as a VIA intern followed my position as a NYC VIA Summer Fellow in 2023, which provided
similar growth to my competencies as a data scientist and communicator. Both placements challenged (and subsequently improved) my literacy
with QGIS and Python visualizations.
The visualizations I created are being used in the New York City Panel on Climate Change (NPCC) 2024 report, which has not yet been published, as well as other unpublished works.
Until the review and publishing of these articles is completed, I cannot showcase my analyses. Rosenzweig, B. Montalto, F. Orton, P. et al. New York City Panel on
Climate Change 4th Assessment Report: Climate Change and New York City’s Flood Risk. Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences.
In Review (Submitted September 2023).
Browse my previous research projects
Immigrants in NYC and Flood Exposure: An Investigative Data Exploration
Case Study: Vinyl Chloride Train Derailment in East Palestine, OH
Terrain Analysis and Urban Watersheds: Delineating the Upper Bronx River Basin
Radioecology of Chornobyl: the biological effects of ionizing radiation on natural systems and non-human biota
Summer Science: 311 Data & Pluvial Flooding in NYC