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Currently Employed with Parsons

As a GIS analyst within Parsons I serve as GIS technical lead in researching and recommending appropriate geospatial solutions for client needs. I work with many project managers on a variety of of GIS modeling, geostatistical analyses, and cartographic production tasks.  I have a strong research background in natural resources (ecology in forestry) coupled with work experiences that have afforded me the opportunity to excel in a working environment where timely project deliverables are imperative.

Parsons Work Portfolio

I wear many hats as GIS Specialist. My work examples include GIS analysis/cartographic techniques, Python Scripting, 3 D modeling in EVS, and SharePoint Administration.

GIS in Research applications within Forest Ecotypes within California

I learned GIS within the context of Forestry and Watershed management in California Redwood Country. The culmination of my education and early GIS career were 2 published papers in peer reviewed journals

References

Tracy Ovbey; Functional Manager

Caryn Kiehl-Simpson; Project Manager

Work experience

GIS Specialist (GISP)

Serve as the GIS resource for all projects managed out of the Charlotte location. Work closely with Project Managers to provide GIS/GPS support and training, lithological modeling and geostatistical analyses. Specific skill sets include Python and VBA scripting utilities, cartographic products, geodatabase design and management. Perform supervisory role for GIS technicians. Software proficiencies include: ESRI software suite, ERDAS image processing software, EVS by C Tech for lithology and groundwater modeling

Oct 2007Jun 2009

GIS Specialist

Served as the GIS resource for all projects managed out of the Charlotte location. Work closely with Project Managers to provide GIS/GPS support and training, lithological modeling and geostatistical analyses. Specific skill sets include Python and VBA scripting utilities, cartographic products, geodatabase design and management. Perform supervisory role for GIS technicians. Software proficiencies include: ESRI software suite, ERDAS image processing software, EVS by C Tech for lithology and groundwater modeling

Sep 2005Oct 2007

Research Ecologist

The University of North Carolina at Charlotte, Center For Applied GIS
Worked with a team of ecologists researching the impacts and spread of Sudden Oak Death in California caused by the invasive fungal pathogen Phytophthora ramorum. Used GIS to create statistically sound predictive models for disease spread. http://www.springerlink.com/content/g07222w2878kpj20/fulltext.pdf

Education

19931998

BS

Skills

Python Scripting
I love to script in Python. I am always looking for ways to perform GIS tasks 'Pythonically'. Py Add Fields SDE : http://bit.ly/1tqLNcT Py Update Text Elements: http://bit.ly/1pvKIht Python Subset Excel Spreadsheet using map extent: http://bit.ly/1lmkhb3

Certifications

Certificate of Study in GIS and Remote Sensing

Humboldt State University
Sep 2008Sep 2013

Certified Geographic Information Systems Specialist Professional (GISP)

GIS Certification Institute