Aaliyah joined the Earlham Institute in February 2022 as a Junior Software Developer within the e-Infrastructure Team led by Dr Robert Davey. She mainly supports existing Collaborative Open Plant Omics (COPO) code by writing unit and integration tests. She also supports EI, national, international and COPO users in tasks like metadata annotation, addition to COPO groups and upload to different repositories.
In addition, Aaliyah performs quality assurance of existing and new COPO pipelines in development and she promotes COPO to the research community by producing content through the COPO project web pages and social media account.
Prior to joining EI, Aaliyah completed a BSc in Software Engineering Mobile Application Technologies at the University of the West Indies Mona (UWI Mona) in Jamaica. Her 4-year undergraduate tenure comprised of a 2-year study at the UWI Mona and a 2-year study at the Global Institute of Software Technology (GIST) in Suzhou, China.