Forest Inventory Data Analyst at BC Public Service in Victoria, BC
For my second co-op work term, I joined the Forestry analysis and inventory branch under the Ministry of Forests as a data analyst. My current job is to support the biometrics team in their transition from using SAS to R as their primary data analysis software. Specifically, I have been working on translating permanent sample plot (PSP) ranking codes from SAS into the R language. In this position, I am able to apply the R programming skills I learned at UBC and gain a variety of R related skills. My workplace and supervisor have all been very supportive and this job has allowed me to learn a lot about different careers in the current forestry field. I am grateful to Co-op for providing such an amazing growth and learning opportunity, and I look forward to using the skills I learned in this position in my future career.