Alison Deere

Alison Deere

Recent Atmospheric Science Undergrad Graduate based in Glasgow, UK.

About Me

I have a four-year Atmospheric Science undergraduate degree from the University of British Columbia, completed in May of 2021. Throughout this degree I was fortunate to take courses in many different subjects, including computer science, oceanography, climate science, geography, geographic information science, political science, and anthropology. I am currently looking for an environmental or climate science position where I can put my knowledge of atmospheric science, my experience coding, and all of the other skills I learned throughout my degree and work terms to a good use.

Projects

Exploring sea-ice thickness within the CCCMA CANESM5 model

The write-up from my 2021 Directed Studies project where I analyzed decreasing sea-ice thickness in Arctic Canada. I compared future and past projections from two different models within the Coupled Model Intercomparison Project. All figures included within are created with Python.

Map of Nightclub Spaces

An interactive map of nightclub spaces in London, UK that I created for a final-year geographic information science course, Research in Cartography. Created using HTML, CSS, Javascript, and Mapbox.

Rail Stations in Nordic Countries

A searchable map of rail stations in Norway, Sweden, and Finland. Created using HTML, CSS, Javascript, and Mapbox for a final-year geographic information science course, Research in Cartography.

Median Values of Dwellings in Vancouver

An example of work that is part of a project looking at the impacts of a rising sea level due to climate change on communities in Vancouver. Created in 2020 with ArcGIS for a third-year geographic information science course, Advanced GIS. This map shows median household income, and was used for further analysis to determine whether there was a relationship between lower rent and median income, and lower elevations.

Experience

Community Outreach Coordinator | June 2021 - August 2021

CJSW 90.9 FM (Radio Station in Calgary, AB)

Worked as a summer staff member soliciting existing and new businesses to be part of the CJSW Friends program. Emailed, called or visited 200+ local businesses and organizations to understand their desired sponsorship program. Ensured that CJSW enter the fall funding drive with a full roster of supporting businesses.

Atmospheric Science Undergraduate Student | September 2016 - May 2021

University of British Columbia

Completed the interdisciplinary four-year undergraduate program that focuses on the meteorological fields of air quality, environment, climate change, weather monitoring, and instrumentation. Obtained a strong foundation in physics, chemistry, math, and computing science.

Research Assistant for the Weather Forecast Research Team | May 2018 - October 2020

University of British Columbia

Worked on a variety of projects including the near real-time verification of wildfire smoke forecasts against surface particulate matter observations, developing mutliple prototype websites, and cleaning weather instruments around Vancouver.

Teaching Assistant for an Applied Meteorology Course | September 2019 - December 2020

University of British Columbia

Marked final exams and student quizzes for ATSC 113 Applied Meteorology: Weather for Flying, Sailing & Snow Sports, responded to students’ emails in a timely manner and invigilated final exams both in person and online for this and several other courses in the Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric Science department.

Skills

Proficient in:

Python, HTML, MATLAB, Microsoft Office Suite, Excel

Experience with:

R, CSS, JavaScript, ArcGIS, QGIS, Git, Bash Scripting, Markdown, Adobe Dreamweaver, Camtasia