So as I’m sure you’ve already gathered, I’m Sam. Hello!
I’m currently an intern in the Ezenwa Lab at the University of Georgia and an undergrad at Cardiff University. My current internship work is on co-infection and within-host parasite dynamics and I’m interested in within-host dynamics, parasite population ecology, and the microbiome, and I’m currently looking for graduate school opportunities in these areas.
Most of my work so far has been field-based, but I’m also interested in combining more statistical / quantitative methods with field-work in the future. Some (probably bad!) examples of my work and analyses can be found on my Github, https://github.com/samhillman, and on my projects page. I also love open science and open data.
Although interested in what we can do with computers, I still love fieldwork and getting my hands dirty. You can have a gander at my full CV to learn more, but some of my non-academic projects I’ve been involved in include:
- Working with Plantlife Cymru and being awarded a two-year ‘Lichen Apprenticeship’ on their CENNAD scheme to increase the number of Lichenologists in Wales
- Creating pollinator-friendly habitats around Cardiff with the Cardiff Wildlife and Conservation Society
- Running the Cardiff Wildlife and Conservation Society
- Working on Community Engagement and Science Communication with the RSPB on their ‘Give Nature a Home in Cardiff’ campaign
- Working on gathering Lichen abundance information as air quality indicators near the Aberthaw power station in Wales
- Learning and qualifying to run OPAL Citizen Science surveys for all ages