Izzy is an M.S. student in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences studying Microbiology. Her fascination with bacterial genetics and physiology has led to an immersion in data science here at the UA, as she explores how to connect genotype and phenotype in soil microbes. Her work studying genomics, transcriptomics, and metabolomics has given her experience with UA HPC, R, Python, Unix, and various software packages designed to help analyze large 'omics datasets. She is excited to help increase data science literacy among UA students, and to spend her free time observing the beautiful wildlife and weather patterns here in Tucson.