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Education

University of Nevada, Reno

Ph.D. in Geography, In Progress

New Mexico State University

Master of Applied Geography, minor in Geographic Information Systems, 2011

Thesis: "Limitations of assessing synthetic predictive natural boundaries in the Chihuahaun Desert"

Advisor: Dr. Michael N. Demers

Committee: Drs. Daniel P. Dugas and N. Curtis Monger

San Diego State University

B.A., with Distinction, in Geography, emphasis in Natural Resources and the Environment, 2006

Certifications

National Institute of Health

Protecting Human Research Participants

ESRI

•  Learning ArcGIS Spatial Analyst

Programming Languages

PHP

Perl

Python

HTML/CSS

JavaScript/AJAX

XML/JSON

Publications (Peer-Reviewed)

Klimaszewski-Patterson, A. In Press. Limitations ofAssessing Expert Knowledge-Based Synthetic Predictive Vegetation Boundaries with Computer-Assisted Classifications. Papers of the Applied Geography Conferences 34.

Dugas, D.P., M.N. DeMers,  J.C. Greenlee, W.G. Whitford, and A. Klimaszewski-Patterson.2011. Rapid Evaluation of Arid Lands (REAL): A Methodology. International Journal of Applied Geographic Research 2 (3): 32-49.

Klimaszewski-Patterson, A. 2010. Smartphones in the field: Preliminary study comparing GPS capabilities between a smartphone and dedicated GPS device. Papers of the Applied Geography Conferences 33: 270-279.

De Vries, M., C.L. Campbell, A. Klimaszewski-Patterson, M.J. Desmond. 2010. Grassland fragmentation effects on burrowing owl (Athene cunicularia) productivity. Papers of the Applied Geography Conferences 33: 314-323.

Klimaszewski-Patterson, A. 2009. Examination of Vegetation Intercept-Transect Sampling in an Arid Environment. Papers of the Applied Geography Conferences 32: 322-331.

Conference Presentations

Klimaszewski-Patterson, A. 2011. Limitations ofAssessing Expert Knowledge-Based Synthetic Predictive Vegetation Boundaries with Computer-Assisted Classifications. Paper to be presented at the 34th Applied Geography Conference, Oct 19-21, 2011, in Redlands, CA.

Klimaszewski-Patterson, A. 2011. Matters of scale: Assessing synthetic predictive vegetation boundaries in the Chihuahuan Desert. Paper presented at the Association of American Geographers Annual Meeting, April 12-16, in Seattle, WA.

Klimaszewski-Patterson, A. 2011. Smartphones in the field: Preliminary study comparing GPS-capabilities of smartphones and stand-alone GPS devices. Paper presented at the Graduate Research & Arts Symposium, March 1-2, in Las Cruces, NM.

Klimaszewski-Patterson, A. 2010. Smartphones in the field: Preliminary study comparing GPS-capabilities of smartphones and stand-alone GPS devices. Paper presented at the 33rd Applied Geography Conference, Oct 20-23, 2010, in Fort Worth, TX.

Klimaszewski-Patterson, A. 2010. Verifying vegetation boundaries based on a geomorphic rapid assessment model in the northern Chihuahuan Desert. Presented at the New Mexico Geographic Information Council Fall Meeting, October 15, 2010, in Albuquerque, NM.

Klimaszewski-Patterson, A. 2010. Geography and Geographic education with smartphones. Paper presented at the Association of American Geographers Annual Meeting, April 14-18, in Washington, D.C.

Klimaszewski-Patterson, A. 2010. Proposal for verifying geomorphically-based vegetation boundaries in the northern Chihuahuan Desert. Presented at the American Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing Rio Grande Chapter Spring Meeting, April 10, in Las Cruces, N.M.

Klimaszewski-Patterson, A. 2010. Smartphone vs. dedicated: Comparing GPS accuracy between HTC G1 and Trimble Juno. Poster presented at the American Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing Rio Grande Chapter Spring Meeting, April 10, in Las Cruces, N.M.

Klimaszewski-Patterson, A. 2010. Examination of vegetation intercept-transect sampling in an arid environment. Paper presented at Graduate Research & Arts Symposium, March 2-3, in Las Cruces, NM.

Klimaszewski-Patterson, A. 2009. Examination of vegetation intercept-transect sampling in an arid environment. Paper presented at the32nd Annual Applied Geography Conference, October 28-31, in Baton Rouge, LA.

Teaching Experience

New Mexico State University, Teaching Assistant, Geography

Fall 2010

          Geography 373/573 - Introduction to Remote Sensing (1 laboratory)

          Geography 481 - Geographic Information Systems (2 laboratories)

Spring 2010

          Geography 482 - Geodatabases

          Geography 481 - Geographic Information Systems (3 laboratories)

Fall 2009

          Geography 111 - Physical Geography laboratory

          Geography 326 - U.S. National Parks

          Geography 481 - Geographic Information Systems (1 laboratory)

Summer 2009

          National Geospatial Agency (NGA) Scholars short-course

University of Toledo, Instructor (Part-Time), Business Management Technologies

Spring 1998

          Data Processing Technology 1100 - Computer Information Applications

          Data Processing Technology 1410 - Electronic Spreadsheet Applications

          Data Processing Technology 1420 - Database Management Systems

Fall 1998

          Data Processing Technology 1100 - Computer Information Applications

          Data Processing Technology 1410 - Electronic Spreadsheet Applications

Spring 1999

          Data Processing Technology 1100 - Computer Information Applications

          Data Processing Technology 1410 - Electronic Spreadsheet Applications

          Data Processing Technology 1420 - Database Management Systems

Awards & Honors

Buzzard Graduate Scholarship, Gamma Theta Upsilon (2011)

Mackay Scholar, University of Nevada, Reno (2011-2012)

Outstanding Graduate Assistantship Award, New Mexico State University (2010-2011)

GITA Student Grant, Geospatial Information and Technology Association (2010)

AAG-IGIF Student Paper Award, Association of American Geographers. Presented for "Examination of Vegetation Intercept-Transect Sampling in an Arid Environment" (2010)

Jesse Rossbach Memorial Scholarship, New Mexico Geographic Information Council (NMGIC) (2010)

3rd Place, ESRI Student Paper Competition, Applied Geography Conference, Baton Rouge, LA, October 28-31, 2009

Gamma Theta Upsilon, Inducted (2009)

Graduate Assistantship, New Mexico State University (2009-2011)

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Positions Held

Graduate Research Assistant, Department of Geography, University of Nevada, Reno (2011-Present)

Research Engineering Technician, Department of Geography, New Mexico State University (2011)

Graduate Research Assistant, Department of Geography, New Mexico State University (2011)

Graduate Teaching Assistant, Department of Geography, New Mexico State University (2009-2010)

Newsletter Editor/Web Manager, Applied Geography Specialty Group (AGSG) of the Association of American Geographers (2009-present)

PHP/MySQL Developer, FOX Filmed Entertainment, Los Angeles, CA (2008-2009)

Senior Human Factors Engineer/Server Software Engineer, QUALCOMM Incorporated, San Diego, CA (2006-2008)

Marine Ecologist & Data Management/GIS Technician, Southwest Fisheries Science Center, NOAA Fisheries, La Jolla, CA (2005-2006)

Student Assistant, California Regional Water Quality Control Board, San Diego Region, San Diego, CA (2004-2005)

Web Developer/Project Manager, Mindtool Corporation, Oceanside, CA (2001-2003)

Web Developer, WebSideStory, San Diego, CA (1999-2001)

Webmaster, University of Toledo, Toledo, OH (1997-1999)

Affiliations

Association of American Geographers (AAG)

Specialty Groups:

•  Applied Geography (AGSG)

•  Biogeography

•  GIScience and Systems

•  Paleoenvironmental Change (PEC)

•  Graduate Student

Society for California Archaeology (SCA)

Ecological Society of America (ESA)

American Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing (ASPRS)

Gamma Theta Upsilon (GTU), International Geographic Honor Society

Geography Graduate Student Organization, NMSU NMSU Chapter of ASPRS

Geography Club, NMSU

Service

Applied Geography Conference

• Session Chair, Oct 2011

AAG

• AGSG Newsletter Editor, 2009-now

• AGSG Web Manager, 2009-now

• PEC Student Representative, 2011-2012

ASPRS

•  Professional Development Councilor, Student Advisory Council, 2010-2011

GTU

•  NMSU President, 2009-2011

•  NMSU Charter member 2009

Geography Graduate Student Organization

•  NMSU President, 2010-2011

•  NMSU Charter member 2010

NMSU Geography Club

•  Treasurer, 2009-2010

SCA

• UNR Campus Rep, 2011-now