Technical Skills

GIS/Analysis/Data Management:
ArcGIS, QGIS, SAGA GIS, SQLite, PostgreSQL, GeoServer, ENVI, ERDAS, and Excel
ArcGIS 9x/10x, Adobe Illustrator, Tilemill
JavaScript and jQuery using Leaflet.js, JSTS.js, and D3.js
Java for web services, JDBC, and for JTS Topology Suite
Python scripting for web scraping, SAGA, and ArcGIS


Master of Science in Cartography and GIS
University of Wisconsin–Madison (August 2014)
Certificate in Geographic Information Systems
University of Washington–Tacoma (2008)
Bachelor of Science with an emphasis in Environmental Science
The Evergreen State College, Olympia WA (2007)

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Professional Experience

University of Wisconsin–Madison Cartography Laboratory (01/2013–08/2014)

Work with clients to build both interactive and static maps. Mentor other students in the Geography Department on cartographic and programming techniques.

Web Developer
University of Wisconsin Sea Grant Institute, Madison WI (09/2011–06/2014)

Explore and implement web mapping technologies with the aim to help stakeholders better understand coastal issues in Wisconsin through interactive maps and tools.

GIS Analyst
Pacific Northwest National Laboratory—RDS Group, Richland WA (06/2009–09/2011)

Served as GIS task lead providing analysis, mapping, development, and data maintenance support for research projects serving multiple federal clients.

GIS Specialist
Office of the Secretary of State-Elections Division, Olympia WA (02/2008–06/2009)

Conducted cross organizational data gathering and conversion to support the 2010 redistricting project which updated Washington state voting, congressional, and legislative boundaries.

Data Clerk
USFS—Olympia Forestry Science Laboratory, Olympia WA (02/2007–12/2007)

Provided data entry, management, and analysis support to investigate how variable-density thinning affects small mammal populations as part of a 20-year research study on spotted owl populations in Washington.

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GIStudent Collective (2012–2013)

Student run group that brings together geospatial professionals, faculty, and students to learn and teach GIS, mapping technologies, and techniques. Arranged speakers and gave presentations.

Geography Graduate Social Activities (2012–2013)

Organized a couple of student driven social activities each semester. Arranged presenters and booked facilities.

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Conference Presentations

Victoria, BC (June 17–21, 2013)

Workshop: "Interoperable Web Services for Adaptive Coastal Management."

NACIS Annual Meeting
Portland, OR (October 17–19, 2012)

Presentation: "Flash to Open Source: Fox-Wolf Hydrologic Dashboard" in the Slippy Code Section.
Map Competition: "The Front Line of the Battle Against Asian Carp Establishment in the Great Lakes, 2012"

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Professional Society Membership

North American Cartographic Information Society (NACIS)
Member since 2011
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  • Student Narrative Dynamic Map Winner: NACIS Annual Meeting (2013)
  • Trewartha Graduate Research Award: UW–Madison Geography Department (2012)
  • Outstanding Performance Award: Quality of work on NRC EIS Reviews—PNNL (2010)
  • Outstanding Performance Award: GIS support on the NRC EIS Review—PNNL (2009)
  • Outstanding Performance Award: Contributions to Rail Test Center Project—PNNL (2009)
  • Outstanding Performance Award: Data entry, processing, and management—USFS (2007)

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  • Wisconsin Land Information Association: Room monitor and registration (2/13–14/2013)
  • Heartland Farm Sanctuary: Helped take care of rescued farm animals (09/2012–12/2012)
  • UW Science Expeditions: Taught children about how to map their place in the world (04/2012)
  • UW-Madison GIS Day: Educated public about research at UW Sea Grant (11/2011)
  • Science Saturday, WID: Taught children about symbols on maps (10/2011)

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