Cat with tail shaped as the letter J next to last name initial R

Jadey Ryan

🐱 cat-obsessed environmental data scientist 🌱


Hi there! cat with tail shaped as the letter J next to last name initial R

Thanks for visiting my website – I’m happy you’re here!

I’m the data scientist for the Natural Resources and Agricultural Sciences section within the Washington State Department of Agriculture. I’ve had a long academic journey through the world of nature, with degrees in Biology (BS), Environmental Studies (BA), and Land Resources & Environmental Sciences (MS).

My guiding principles in life are kindness, authenticity, sustainability, and inclusivity. I finally feel like I’ve found my happy place in life working in the environmental data science space and connecting with so many amazing folks in the R and open-source community.

I designed cat & code themed t-shirts to wear as conversation starters at posit::conf(2023). The positive feedback led me to start a small business: the coding cats. I channel creativity and my love for cats and coding into designs for clothing, mugs, and tote bags. Check out my Etsy shop.

When it comes to work, I love improving the efficiency and reproducibility of our workflows. I’m also in my element when developing decision-support tools with Quarto and Shiny. In my downtime, I’m happiest hanging out with my husband and our three snowshoe Siamese cats. We love exploring new food spots and the great outdoors.

Thanks for being a part of my journey. I’m by no means an expert at anything, but I plan on using this space to learn out loud!

Three snowshoe siamese cats in loaf mode

From left to right: Tai, Mai, and Skye