Summary

Northwest Cabarrus High Senior Exit Project on "The Impact of the North Carolina Research Campus on Kannapolis" Presented at: University of North Carolina at Greensboro SEDAAG(South Eastern Division of the Association of American Geographers) Conference, November 22-25, 2008 Charlotte GIS Day November 14, 2008 GIS/Geography Conferences: URISA(Urban and Regional Information Systems Association) NC Conference, February 19-20, 2009 University of North Carolina at Greensboro SEDAAG(South Eastern Division of the Association of American Geographers) Conference, November 22-25, 2008 Charlotte GIS Day November 14, 2008 Charlotte GIS Day November 19, 2007 University of Georgia at Athens ICA (International Cartographic Association) Geospatial Analysis and Modeling Conference, July 12-13, 2007 Governmental Meetings: UNC Charlotte Urban Institute's Regional Forum, Cabarrus County, April 23, 2009 Centralina Council of Governments Annual Meeting, February 11, 2009 Cabarrus County Chamber of Commerce Transportation and Land Use Meeting, January 30, 2009 NC-3 Land Use Public Interest Meeting, January 22, 2009 My overall goal is to utilize GIS when researching about transportation issues as an urban planner! I plan to accomplish this by learning from the excellent faculty and staff at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte beginning this fall!

Work History

Work History
Aug 2005 - Present

Job Shadower

Northwest Cabarrus High School
I request to job shadow people who work in GIS and Planning so I can have a better insight into my future career! Thank you to everyone who has assisted me over the years, Ray Atkinson I would like to personally thank the following professionals for taking time out of their already busy day to allow me to job shadow them: Ms. Templeton, GIS Analyst, City of Charlotte, April, 2009 Mr. Hansen, Transportation Planner, Centralina Council of Governments, April, 2009 Mr. Wright, Information Specialist, U.S. Census Bureau, January, 2009 Mr. Valdes, Project Manager, National Geographic Maps, August, 2008 Mr. Flowe, Planner, NFocus, August, 2008 Mr. Stark, Southeastern Regional Sales, Sanborn, August, 2008 Mr. Castongia, Senior GIS Analyst, City of Charlotte, March, 2008 Mr. McHenry, GIS Consultant, Kannapolis Benchmark Consulting, November, 2007 Mr. Smith, Deputy City Manager, City of Kannapolis, November, 2007 Mr. Libera, GIS Specialist, Concord Engineering Surveying, Inc., August, 2007 Mr. Craddock, Vice President, Concord Engineering Surveying, Inc., August, 2007
Jun 2008 - Aug 2008

TripTik Production Specialist

AAA Carolinas
If you have never heard of a TripTik, it is like MapQuest but hand drawn with turn by turn directions. I work at AAA Carolinas Headquaters on Albermarle Road and Regal Oaks Drive near W.T. Harris Boulevard. I work at AAA during the summer only for the past 2 summers.
Jun 2007 - Aug 2007

TripTik Production Specialist

AAA Carolinas
If you have never heard of a TripTik, it is like MapQuest but hand drawn with turn by turn directions. I work at AAA Carolinas Headquaters on Albermarle Road and Regal Oaks Drive near W.T. Harris Boulevard. I work at AAA during the summer only for the past 2 summers.

Education

Education
Aug 2009 - Present

Pursuing my Bachalors Degree

University of North Carolina at Charlotte

I also have an Internship for Summer 2009 with the Center for Applied GIS(CAGIS) http://www.gis.uncc.edu/ and Dr. Jean-Claude Thill's Research Group http://www.geoearth.uncc.edu/people/jthill/index.html!

Aug 2008 - Dec 2008

None

http://www.rowancabarrus.edu/

The Huskins Program allowed me to attend Rowan Cabarrus Community College as a High School student!