Ms. Gains-Germain is an applied statistician with an M.S. in Statistics from Montana State University and extensive experience analyzing environmental data. Her experience includes study design, modeling and display of geospatial data, execution and interpretation of focused simulation studies, and Bayesian hierarchical modeling. She is an advanced R programmer with experience in GIS, SQL, Bash, Julia, and Python. At Neptune and Company, Inc., Ms. Gains-Germain does research into statistical methods for analyzing environmental data and provides statistical support for risk assessment, performance assessment, and environmental decision making. Ms. Gains-Germain started at Neptune and Company, Inc. in January of 2017.