New to the Harbor Light Software team is John Levesque (pronounced Le-Vek). John brings his expertise and enthusiasm to our Rhode Island office.
John sees data collection as an important factor in preserving natural resources. It was his passion for data collection that made him a perfect fit for Harbor Light.
“Raw data today is a valuable resource. It is used in conservation efforts of fish, to find trends in tourism, and to plan and solve countless other projects”.
John received his B.S. in Environmental and Natural Resource Economics from the University of Rhode Island. While he was at URI, he did research in the economics of climate change and worked with key policy makers providing data for planning and development in the state. He also interned with Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) in RI where he assisted with data processing.
As a field technician with the RI Division of Fish and Wildlife, John spent time working at the docks. His role there was to interview both charter boat and recreational anglers for catch and effort data. This hands-on interaction with fishermen gave him insight into the most effective ways to get accurate data easily.
What does he feel is the best part of working with Harbor Light? (Other than working with Fran, of course!)
“...being part of a team that works to create products that are used to make real changes out in the world. The better I can do my job at Harbor Light, the better someone else can do theirs, and collect the data they need to make vital changes in the field.”
If he looks familiar, there is one more place where you may have seen John, at Fat Belly’s in East Greenwich Rhode Island. John has been a fixture behind the bar there since 2012, rising to the job as head bartender at this busy Irish pub.