I am an environmental scientist with a background in biology and ecology. After many years of field work, data collection and project assistance, I understand the value and importance of integrating geospatial analysis and geographic information systems (GIS) with ecosystem project efforts. Within the first months of immersing myself in GIS studies, my curiosity and fascination only grew. I am excited to begin the next phase of my career by combining scientific knowledge with the technical capabilities of GIS.
Having the ability to look at the “big picture” while simultaneously breaking it down to the smaller components and details is a skill I learned in my graduate program. I appreciate planning and organization, however I am always ready for the unexpected (and even enjoy a curve ball or two). This is a flexibility I learned from years of field work.
My experience has involved international work and management of multiple projects involving different groups of people. Effective communication has been essential in not only working with a variety of stakeholders, but also in communicating complex scientific topics in condensed formats for meetings and public awareness sessions. These formats have included both website content and printed material. I am organized and detail oriented. I have the ability to work as a project team member while at the same time concentrating independently on my specific tasks.
Finally, I consider myself a life-long learner. I enjoy being challenged with new topics and learning new technologies. I look forward to contributing my skills to a company while continuing to learn and grow.