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  • 2013 Spring Meeting of the Rio Grande Chapter of ASPRS, Las Cruces, New Mexico, 2nd place poster presentation on Participatory Mapping and Environmental Justice within the Navajo Nation
  • 2013 Graduate Research and Arts Symposium, Las Cruces, New Mexico - Presenter, Participatory Mapping and Environmental Justice with the Navajo Nation
  • 2011 EPA Apps for the Environment, Washington, D.C., Presented and awarded Runner-up best App for Participatory Mapping and Environmental Justice: Supporting Grassroots Organizations of the Navajo Nation.

Work experience

July 2014Present

GIS Analyst

New Mexico Water Resources Research Institute
Aug 2012May 2014

Teaching Assistant

New Mexico State University
  • Instructed students in physical geography lab
  • Prepared and guided students in fundamentals of Geographic Information Systems lab
  • Reviewed and commented on exams
Oct 2011Jul 2012

Production Leader

Vaupell Industrial Plastics
  • Oversaw 15-20 employees on four production lines producing aerospace components
  • Maintained accountability and traceability on documents per ISO 9001 standards
  • Communicated production information between Planning, Production Management, Customer Service, Quality Assurance, and Shipping Departments
  • Conducted daily information meetings for workers and management
  • Member of Material Review Board process change committee
  • Member of Safety Committee
Jun 2010Aug 2011

Volunteer Water Quality Monitor

Nooksack Salmon Enhancement Association
  • Oversaw high school students retrieving water samples from Schell Creek in Ferndale, Washington.
  • Coordinated between City of Ferndale water treatment facility, Windward High School students, and Nooksack Salmon Enhancement Association for monthly sampling.
  • Removed invasive flora and planted native species along streams and creeks.
Apr 2009Jul 2011

In-Line Adjuster

Walton Beverage Company
  • Inspected outgoing Pepsi products for order accuracy.
  • Prepared product for shipment to stores in Whatcom, Skagit and Island Counties.
  • Operated forklift and pallet jack to back fill product load lines.
Jul 2005Mar 2009

Project Leader

The G.R. Plume Company
  • Directed small crew producing custom timber-frame structures.
  • Performed skilled shop operations on various multi-million dollar timber projects.
  • Trained incoming employees in basic shop operations.
May 2001Jun 2005

Line Leader

American Renolit Corporation
  • Maintained continuous operation of polypropylene film line.
  • Troubleshot product and line quality issues.
  • Minimized line downtime by preparing for material changeovers.



Doctor of Philosophy, Water Science and Management

New Mexico State University