SUMMARY

  • Critical Thinker and Problem Solver with a Passion for Geographic Data
  • Experienced GIS Analyst:
    • Software: ArcGIS, ArcGIS Server, ArcSDE, MapInfo, FME, AutoCAD
    • GIS Skills: GPS, Database Design, Spatial Analysis, Cartographic Design
    • Programming Languages: Python, VB.NET, R, SQL
  • Expert with Microsoft Access, Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Project and SharePoint
  • Successful Working Independently and as part of a Team

Work History

Work History
May 2009 - Present

Geographer

U.S. Census Bureau
  • Proposed system to apply statistical analysis to spatial accuracy of TIGER database and led project team
  • Identified practices introducing errors into TIGER database and used evidence to have them curtailed
  • Assessed needs and wrote software requirements for GIS data exchange platform, ESRI Community TIGER
  • Developed Web Mapping Services with ESRI ArcServer and Flex API to share geographic data
  • Automated workflows to reduce workload using VB.NET, SQL and other programming languages
  • Provided technical support to Census data customers and Census staff
  • Selected to present on behalf of the Census Bureau at Geography conferences (AAG, AGC, ESRI)
Jun 2008 - Nov 2008

GIS Analyst – Market Research

Bourn Companies, LLC
  • Produced high-quality maps for sales presentations, reflecting company's brand and image
  • Researched ownership and zoning of land parcels for site selection and cartographic visualization
  • Assessed needs of sales force and updated real estate market research products to increase sales
  • Programmed gravity model tool for retail location analysis from description in GIS journals, using VBA
  • Model was instrumental in earning $1.4 million in commissions for the company in first year
Jun 2007 - Aug 2008

GIS Analyst Intern – Natural Resources

Office of Arid Land Studies – University of Arizona
  • Used GPS to map stands of buffelgrass on the Santa Rita Experimental Range
  • Led a team of Americorps volunteers to spray buffelgrass stands with Roundup
  • Efforts resulted in a 50% year-over-year reduction in buffelgrass on the Santa Rita Experimental Range

Education

Education
Jun 2010 - Dec 2012

Master of Science

Penn State University

Areas of Study: Project Management, Database Design, Python, .NET Programming

Jan 2008 - Dec 2008

Graduate Certificate

University of Arizona

Areas of Study: Spatial Analysis, SQL, Visual Basic Programming, Urban GIS, Image Analysis

May 1999

Bachelor of Arts

Tulane University

Areas of Study: Writing, Statistics, Finance, Economic Development

Awards: National Merit Scholarship