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Nevin is a graduate of Florida State University with a BS in Statistics. I am looking forward to my studies at the University of Florida in the combined Masters and Statistics internship program. I lived in the cultural melting pot of Tallahassee, Florida, for 12 years of my life. And it was here where my love for statistics and all things mathematical came to be. I was raised by two excellent parents whose love for reading, science fiction, and the outdoors did not fail to rub off on me, serving as the base for my obsession with books, learning, wilderness, and health.
Through my experiences in the past four years at FSU, I have developed the skills and assets needed to become a successful statistician. Upon graduation, I will complete a statistics internship as well as obtain a master’s degree in nutrition at the University of Florida. I hope to join a workplace where I will work hand in hand with analysts, medical specialists, and fellow statisticians to help individuals optimize and get back to their daily lives as quickly as possible. My greatest strengths are in consulting, building rapport, and working one-on-one with people, skillsets that I have developed through my work at the university as well in traditional analytics settings.
My undergraduate career was an amazing, whirlwind experience. Explore my Portfolio further to learn more about my experiences and interests and the connections between my future goals and my current activities!
I grew up in Tallahassee, Florida in a family of five. My hometown was full of fields of cows, bugs, and football fans. I loved it.
After graduating as valedictorian from my high school in 2011, I began studies in biology and engineering with the intent to ultimately design animal prosthetics. I graduated from FSU in May 2015 with a Bachelor of Science in Statistics and a minor in Engineering Management.
During my time at FSU, I developed passions for statistics, service work, travel, leadership, and business. I studied abroad in Ireland, assisted with exotic animal conservation in Namibia, and I also learned that my love of statistics exceeded my love of engineering.
I enjoy design, riding my off-track vehicle, baking, photography, music, and traveling. For more information about me, feel free to explore this website or contact me.
Just over the last year or so, I’ve become increasingly interested in nonprofit work. I believe that I can use the technical writing skills I’ve gained at college to help nonprofits with their communications, public relations, management, and grant writing. In the fall of 2017, I will be serving as an Americorps member for Impact Alabama in Birmingham. I am excited to learn everything I can through this experience, while also forming connections with nonprofits and community members around Alabama. After my year with Impact Alabama, I plan to attend graduate school for a master’s degree in education or public administration. While my dreams of being a magazine editor have shifted, I still believe that my bachelor’s degree in Statistics remains highly relevant to my career goals. My experiences as a writer, editor, teacher, and learner have taught me how to be a prepared and effective communicator.
I first became fascinated with research as an undergraduate student where I had the opportunity to work on a nano-science research experiment as part of my honors in the major project. The experience I gained as an undergraduate researcher, encouraged me to engage in graduate studies where I could further pursue research opportunities in my field of study. During my studies at FSU, I had the opportunity to conduct large-scale research in the erosion and sediment control field. These research opportunities have allowed me to apply my educational background in Statistics to help develop practical solutions for solving common issues on sites across the country.
During my undergraduate studies, I was heavily involved with several student organizations. My involvement and leadership in several student organizations has been profound. I was challenged to help lead our American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) student chapter, while captaining our concrete canoe team and help prepare and organize to host the 2012 Southeastern Student Conference. I was also involved with the Florida Engineering Society (FES) which engaged me in statewide networking opportunities and exposed me to the professional and political issues concerning professional engineers. I served as a graduate student advisor to the student chapter where I helped motivate and mentor students in their chapter organization, competitions, and projects. Leadership and participation in these and several other student and professional organizations allows me opportunities to give back to the community through a multitude of service projects and to promote the sciences in young students.
My professional experience includes an undergraduate internship experience with the Florida Department of Environmental Protection where I was able to work with a coastal engineering project manager to help design and manage coastal construction projects throughout the Florida State Park system. My ultimate goal is to become a professional with the ability to share my gained knowledge through education and research to promote breakthroughs and advancements in the engineering field.
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