John (pronouns he/him) is a PhD student in the Quantitative Ecology and Resource Management program. He received a Master’s degree in statistics from the University of Alaska Fairbanks in 2016, where he used spatial statistics to map subsurface permafrost and soil types. Before that he worked a variety of jobs, including as an apprentice aircraft mechanic and mountain guide. His current research focuses on using spatiotemporal statistical models to combine survey and fishery data to enhance stock assessments. He is also working on improving the use of Markov Chain Monte Carlo for Bayesian analysis in fisheries. More information can be found on his website.