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Allison Horst

Assistant Teaching Professor

Bren School of Environmental Science and Management

Hi everyone, I’m Allison! I’m an Assistant Teaching Professor at the Bren School of Environmental Science and Management at UC Santa Barbara, where I teach statistics, data analysis, and science communication. I was also RStudio’s 2019-2020 Artist-in-Residence, and you can find some of my R- and stats-related artwork here.

Interests

  • Teaching
  • Environmental science
  • Statistics
  • Data analysis
  • Science communication
  • Art

Education

  • PhD in Environmental Science and Management, 2012

    Bren School, UC Santa Barbara

  • MS in Mechanical Engineering, 2007

    UC Santa Barbara

  • BS in Chemical Engineering, 2005

    UC Santa Barbara

Recent Posts

Penguin wrangling in dplyr - a learnr tutorial

An art-filled learnr tutorial introducing some useful data wrangling functions in dplyr (part of the tidyverse)

Tidy data for reproducibility, efficiency, and collaboration (originally published on the Openscapes blog)

A collaborative visual post describing the benefits of working with tidy data

palmerpenguins on CRAN

The palmerpenguins data package provides a wonderful alternative to the iris data

Teach R with learnr

Customizing tables is fun (seriously) with gt

I made this little self-tutorial last year because I was really excited about being able to more simply customize tables with the gt …

Recent workshops and talks

R-Ladies & R-Ladies Dammam Workshop: A Quick Flight to the Edge of the Tidyverse

A 2-hour code-along “Quick Flight to the Edge of the Tidyverse”

Level up in R Markdown

A 90-minute code-along workshop on R Markdown for reproducible data science and reporting

Art lessons - A year as RStudio's Artist-in-Residence

Motivation and lessons learned from my time as RStudio’s first artist-in-residence.

Illustrating R - Creative contributions for R education and engagement

A talk for NHS-R (November 2020) on creative contributions in data science education.

Art in Data Science Education

An invited talk (thank you UCSB Graduate Students for Diversity in STEM!)

Skills & Interests

R

Environmental data analysis

Teaching & education

Statistics

Art & design

Science communication

Math

Teddy dog

Adventuring