Bachelor of Arts
A captivated geographer with a passion for expanding knowledge and experiences. Geographic Analysis graduate and expert tour guide with excellent interpersonal communication skills. Possesses the art of strategic thinking in demanding situations. Highly knowledgeable and well experienced in geotechnologies, environmental decision making, and the service industry. Strong and agile for physically demanding duties as well as duties requiring speed and accuracy in crowded environments. Dedicated to completing any task assigned.
GIS model modelling and database development for geospatial data collection, organization, maintenance, creation of web mapping applications, and working with various clients to devise solutions to an array of geographically based issues.
Large range of responsibility. In charge of leading up to 30person, 3hr, kayak, snorkel and bicycle tours. Involved: tour planning; constant social interaction with guests; set up and pack up of equipment; safety and satisfaction of guests.
Operating private chartered cruises. Responsible for safety and satisfaction of up to 150 guests. Involved: charter boat operation skills; bar tending; bussing the boat; and constant social interaction with guests.
GIS modeling and development for geospatial data collection, organization, and maintenance for local maritime mooring location data. Creation of an interactive web mapping application for public use.
Barback/Busser: Aiding all employees of the pub to ensure efficiency of pub procedures and maintain speed of customer turn-over.
Conference: Formal etiquette is to be maintained at all times. Conference tasks include: the set up and break down of specific conference room requirements (chairs, tables, food, etc); catering; and bar tending.
Performing regular deckhand duties with high standards of professionalism, upon the luxury yacht including: setting fenders; tying dock lines; cleaning and maintaing the yacht's luxurious standard; fulfilling any requests immediately, from either the captain or any guests aboard; and ensuring safety and satisfaction of guests while aboard, entering, exiting, or in water.
Lead liaison between Locus Geomatics, privatized companies, and the Government of Bermuda to develop projects in a multitude of fields. Met with clients to build foundations for the data and generate potential solutions. Data collection through communication and networking. Performed GIS procedures such as digitizing, georeferencing, and geoprocessing. Interpreted the data pre, post, and throughout the GIS procedure to aid clients with analytical insight. Provided detailed documentation of the methods used to aid clients through future usages of the data. Presented the finalized geographic representations of the data to the clients. Met with clients to discuss the findings, analytical interpretations, and solutions to assist in the decision making process. The 385 hours earned through the successful completion of this internship were used towards fulfilling the 350 hours required by my university major.
Collected primary data through interaction and communication with the annual Lionfish Culling Tournament participants to develop a database of lionfish catch location data. Communicated with outside resources to gain donations of nautical map documents for location data collection. Used ArcGIS for digitization of the data, data manipulation, and geoprocessing applications. Analyzed geographic data to guide the Lionfish Task Force with further applications of collected data. Communicated findings and analysis with the Ocean Support Foundation to develop further solutions.
Responsible for: checking in guests (ensure they are in right location and the signing wavers); preparing guests for dolphin encounter; 15min briefing, question and answer with up to 25 guests prior to dolphin encounter; cleaning and sorting of guest equipment; gift shop cashier; photographer and photo salesman; cleanup of the general area.
University developed skills within the fields of: Geographic Information Sciences; Remote Sensing; and Geographic Positioning Systems. Advanced in the use of a range of geographic information systems including: ArcGIS; MapInfo; and PCI Geomatica.
Through university and internship training, I gained the ability to combine all of my knowledge and skills acquired practically and academically to achieve experience in solution development and professional consultation. For this, an understanding of localized and broadened topics and their interworking relationships is necessary. Capable of utilizing all of my skills in order to lower the uncertainty in the decision-making process, which is key for successful consultation. Real company and business applications were carried out within classes to develop comfort with the demands, constraints, and communication techniques of a true workforce environment. Hired by clients from the internship to continue consulting projects upon graduation.
In each employment opportunity it was necessary for staff to maintain a team relationship in order for the successful operation of the business. In university, many tasks required group work with unknown individuals from numerous backgrounds. Mediation of issues, compromise, creativity, and solution development were practiced regularly within academia and the workforce.
Experience as a camp counselor at a young age and later, tour guide employment, allowed for experiential leadership training. In university academia, spending considerable time in group work situations allowed for leadership in important class projects ensuring: communication was sufficient amongst the group and with the professor; group meetings were arranged; and deadlines were met promptly. Participation and completion of the Ryerson University Student Leadership Training as a Faculty of Arts 2012 Orientation Leader.
Multiple years of research in various fields have aided my skills in research. Used research to understand the workings of programs, as background information to understand concepts, and to support my own hypotheses and investigations. Throughout the workforce and university experiences, communication via written letter, email, and telephone were dominant forms of information transfer; therefore I maintain a pleasant and professional contact etiquette with all clients
Strong knowledge of survey design and development for intricate analysis of information and positive return rates of surveys. Social skills allow me to increase survey distribution and agreement of participation, thus increasing sample amount. From the returned surveys, it was evident my skills in survey design allowed for critical analysis and potential business improvement based on participant answers.
Using my knowledge of Microsoft Office products, I can organize and manipulate data to create a database for displaying and editing data. Once developed, the database can be linked to GIS systems and/or incorporated into web-based programs.
Experienced in travelling to the research field for primary source data collection and observation. For collection, this involves: obtaining samples, measurements, pH tests, and salinity tests. For observation, this involves using knowledge to: locate potential sources of pollutants; interpret potential sources of erosion; locate and decipher any anomalies, inconsistencies, or potential threats while in the field. Once collected, a database is developed and findings are entered and analyzed statistically. Trained in SPSS and Microsoft Excel database management systems.
Evaluating spatial data to develop an intellectual understanding of the area to aid in, interpretation and prediction of: trade area analysis, land development analysis, environmental assessment, market segmentation analysis, etc.