Karthik is a senior data scientist at the Berkeley Institute of Data Science and a co-founder of the rOpenSci project. Karthik is also a senior PI at the Berkeley Initiative for Global Change Biology. Prior to joining Berkeley, he earned his PhD in Ecology & Evolution from the University of California, Davis. Karthik's interests are focused on reproducible research, especially as it applies to global change. Much of his recent work focuses on building tools and services around open data and growing diverse data science communities.