Gracie Ermi is a Research Software Engineer at Vulcan Inc. She has 3+ years of experience building machine learning platforms to support wildlife research, including projects related to sharks, elephants, killer whales and bottlenose dolphins! She is also an expert science communicator, and she has shared her work and her STEM story with audiences around the world. She has a B.S. and a M.S. in computer science from Western Washington University. When she is not writing code, she enjoys knitting and hiking in the incredible Pacific Northwest.