Vivienne Maxwell

Data Professional, Researcher & Outdoor Adventurer

About Me

About Me

Data professional with experience in data analytics and statistical predictive modeling.

Published researcher in invertebrate paleontology.

Outdoor adventurer with a passion for teaching and advocacy.

  • Name: Vivienne Maxwell
  • City: Boston, MA
  • Email: vivienne.marie.maxwell at gmail dot com
  • Bachelor of Arts: Statistical and Data Sciences
  • Research Areas: Invertebrate micropaleontology, paleoecology & paleoclimatology


Data X Power Movement Tech Fellowship - 2023-2024

Posse Foundation Leadership Scholarship - 2017-2022

Posse Summer Leadership Award (PSLA) - 2021

Data Science Corps - WAV National Science Foundation (NSF) - 2021

Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF) - 2019, 2021



Fluent in English and French

Conversational in German

Learning Spanish


Countries Visited

Travelled to 16 countries, and that's not counting repeat visits!



Maine Marathon - 2023

Steel Race Half Marathon - 2023

Happy Valley Half Marathon - 2022

WMass Mother's Day Half Marathon - 2022



Bare Pond Sprint Triathlon - 2022

GIS & Remote Sensing
My Resume

My Resume

I am a strategic and analytical thinker who enjoys analyzing quantitative and behavioural data for mission-driven organizations.

Naturally empathetic, I enjoy collaborating with other people.


Bachelor of Arts

2017 - 2022

Smith College Northampton, MA

Statistical and Data Sciences with a minor in Geosciences

Data Science and Analytics

Data Analyst

July 2022 - Present

Evaluations Team, The Climate Reality Project

Washington, D.C.

  • Leverage data analysis to inform program evaluation, campaign strategies, and performance measurement
  • Evaluate internal programs' data to increase engagement among a more diverse group of users
  • Analyze survey data to inform programmatic decision-making
  • Prepare usable data for peer-to-peer GOTV campaigns

Data Analyst

January 2022 - June 2022

Strategic Data Team, Springfield Public Schools

Springfield, MA

  • Write reports in PowerBI and perform statistical analyses in R to assist educators in implementing data-driven solutions

Quality Management Data Intern

June 2021 - December 2021

Department of Mental Health - Commonwealth of Massachusetts

Northampton, MA

  • Determined equitable accessibility to DMH services and analyzed demographic and client-restricted data for over 2000 clients; Proposed data-driven solutions to increase accessibility of services for BIPOC clients

Data Scientist

January 2021 - May 2021

Data Science Corps, WAV National Science Foundation

Mount Holyoke College, MA

  • Converted over 20 years of weather station data and automated the conversion process in R; Wrote seven functions to input a raw data file and automatically append the clean converted data to an existing workbook of cleaned weather station data


Information Volunteer


High Mountain Huts, Appalachian Mountain Club

  • Greet guests, orient them to the facility, and offer advice about hiking trails, outdoor gear, and activity programming
  • Provide information about conservation and natural history, and promote the AMC mission and membership

Trip Leader

September 2018 - December 2021

Smith College Outdoor Adventure Program

  • Co-lead rock climbing trips to local crags
  • Set up top rope climbs, and teach students basic climbing skills

Scientific Research

Statistical Modeler

to Dr. de Wet, Assistant Professor of Geosciences

2020 - 2021

Smith College Paleoclimatology Lab Northampton, MA

  • Developed a calibration model in R using partial least squares (PLS) regression to predict biogenic silica percentages in over 100 lake sediment core samples based on absorbance spectra from FTIRS, which allows paleoclimatologists to report their results in terms of percentages

Research Assistant

to Dr. Pruss, Professor of Geosciences

2017 - 2021

Smith College Paleontology Lab Northampton, MA

  • Identified over 120 microfossils from Lower Triassic insoluble residues and analyzed the elemental composition, which resulted in the discovery of phosphatized fossils as well as a new genus and species of ophiuroids

Bioinformatics Research Intern

Summer 2020

STEM-Away Remote

  • Mined microarray data using BiocManager R packages to extract biological meaning in order to better understand the underlying mechanisms of colorectal cancer

Outdoor Education

Hut Croo

Lakes of the Clouds Hut

Summer 2019

Appalachian Mountain Club Jackson, NH

  • Lived and worked in a self-sufficient off-the-grid hut with 10 other people
  • Cooked for and entertained 100 guests every day and led outdoor educational programs twice a week
  • Packed ~70lbs (30kg) of supplies to and from the hut twice a week

Program Assistant & Orientation Leader

Fall 2018 - December 2021

Smith College Outdoor Adventure Program Northampton, MA

  • Coordinated and led outdoor activities: weekly bike rides, rock climbing, kayaking, hiking, skiing, snowshoeing as well as backpacking and camping overnights
  • Point person responding to program inquiries such as trip registration, gear rental and facility availability
  • Organized outreach to increase diversity among student participants







The most thought-provoking content I've consumed since 2020

  • All
  • Books
  • Podcasts
  • Documentaries

White Fragility by Robin DiAngelo

Robin articulates so clearly all the instances of white fragility that I have perceived and more! Her meditation on what it means to be white in this white supremist society is an invaluable to read for all.

Between the World and Me by Ta Nehisi Coates

An eye-opening and shattering recounting of the black experience in the US.

Weapons of Math Destruction by Cathy O'Neil

A must-read for anyone working with AI or big data!

An Inconvenient Truth by Al Gore

A sad reality of our planet and a call to action to fight climate change

An Inconvenient Sequel by Al Gore

Fight like your life depends on it, because it does.

Paleocast Podcast

Interesting interviews of paleontologists about their research

Coded Bias (2020)

Fascinating documentary about the encoded biases of algorithms

Social Dilemma (2020)

Horrifingly eye-opening documentary about the inner-workings of social media...

Sapiens by Noah Yuval Harari

A humbling account of the history of our species.

Homo Deus by Yuval Noah Harari

A fascinating read about the future of our species.

The Daily by The New York Times

Everything you need to know today.

Braiding Sweetgrass by Robin Will Kimmerer

This book will make you rethink your relationship with nature and inspire gratitude.

The Sixth Extinction by Elizabeth Kolbert

The evidence is there folks. It's true. We are currently undergoing a sixth mass extinction.

On Being with Krista Tippitt

Conversations that tackle the Big questions in life.

The Glass Castle by Jeanette Walls

This autobiography will redefine your idea of what a messy chaotic childhood looks like.

Who Ordered This Truckload Of Dung by Ajahn Brahm

Written by a former English physics teacher who went to Thailand and became a buddhist monk. This collection of parables will help you face all of the dung life throws your way.

The Geography of Nowhere by James Howard Kunstler

How the rise of automobiles destroyed America's small towns.

The Trial by Franz Kafka

Filled with existential angst and dream-like delirium, this novel is the perfect read during quarantine.

The Music of Erich Zann by H.P. Lovecraft

What a strange story for strange times.

The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wild

A classic. Filled with questions about morality, life, art, and perception. It was wasted on me in high school, but glad I reread it.

Educated by Tara Westover

If you like The Glass Castle, you'll appreciate Educated. Raised by a strict Mormon family, Tara was raised in a strange world created by her father. An inspiring memoir that delves into what it means to be a woman, particularly a woman determined to have control over her own future.

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vivienne dot marie dot maxwell at gmail dot com