Andrew Sanchez

/ændruː 'santʃeθ/


I specialize in production-quality, open source research software with expertise in Python, Linux, high-performance cluster computing, and data analysis. I currently develop data science and bioinformatics tools for genomics research at the Pathogen and Microbiome Institute at Northern Arizona University. I am also interested in functional programming, AI, machine learning, ethics, philosophy, decision theory, natural language processing, and computational musicology.




Pathogen and Microbiome Institute Software Engineer
2016-01-01 to present
Bioinformatics software for pathogen genomics research at Northern Arizona University. Use of the Python scientific stack for quality control and curation of public genomic databases and automated analysis of species-based statistics and metadata. Communicate with PhD researchers to collaborate and build out research software.

Center for Ecosystem Science and Society Software Engineer
2014-01-01 to 2016-01-01
Image analysis, research and field work for ecological research at Northern Arizona University. Image processing tools to analyze how native grasses respond to different climates.

Fluent Forever Technical Operations Admin
2016-01-01 to present
Automation, quality assurance and consulting for the most crowdfunded app in Kickstarter and Indiegogo history. Programming APIs of major platforms such as Zendesk, ActiveCampaign, WooCommerce, Indiegogo and Google products for task automation and structuring, processing and analyzing data that informs and supports business operations.


Bacterial Genome Reduction as a Result of Short Read Sequence Assembly
bioRxiv 2016-12-03

Quality Control and Curation of Public Genomic Databases
NAU's Research And Design Symposium 2017-04-28


Languages Python, BASH, R, Java, LISP
Tools Git, SLURM, UNIX, Pandas, Scikit-learn, Jupyter, Pytest, Flask
Software and Research High Performance Computing, Reproducibility, Automated Testing, Continuous Integration and Delivery
Business Email Marketing, Automation, Quality Assurance


Thomas Edison State University Computer Science
In Progress
Data structures, algorithms, operating systems, data science, and machine learning.

Northern Arizona University Music and Biology
74 Credits
Biology, bioinformatics, genetics, music theory, composition, and performance.


English Native speaker
Dutch Intermediate

Community Service

Grand Canyon Guitar Society Volunteer
Organizing for non-profit that hosts concerts for world renowned classical guitarists.

The Carpentries Volunteer Data Science and Coding Instructor
Intensive workshops to teach foundational coding and data science skills to researchers.

AFS Intercultural Programs Volunteer
Technical operations and support for foreign exchange students and families.

The Flagstaff Foundry Volunteer
Front of house management for a monthly variety show and performance art non-profit.