Amanda Casari is currently a data scientist and engineer in the Seattle area. Amanda received her MSEE degree and Certificate of Study in Complex Systems from the University of Vermont and a BS degree in Systems Engineering from the United States Naval Academy. She has more than 10 years of professional experience, ranging from naval officer, analyst, conservation trip leader to integration engineer. Her research interests focus on discovering attributes of natural systems to update and optimize man-made complex networks. Amanda is passionate about making Mathematics and Science approachable to everyone.