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Education

2020

Portland Community College 

Certificate in GIS
Completed a 41-unit program of specialized GIS education including software training, methodology, data management, and project development.

2005

California State University East Bay

BA in Environmental Studies

Minor: Urban Planning

Coursework: Natural Resource Management, Geology, Environmental Law, Marine Ecology, Geomorphology, Statistics.

1998

California State University East Bay

MA in Geography

Thesis topic was related to calculating the potential to increase residential, commercial, and industrial energy efficiency in San Francisco, CA. My analysis was cited by a San Francisco Environmental Justice organization who opposed expansion of a fossil fueled power plant in their neighborhood.

Coursework: Climatology, Paleoclimatolgy, Biogeography, Energy Resources, Water Resources, Urban Planning.

Skills

GIS TOOLS

ArcMap | ArcGIS Pro | ArcGIS Online    Spatial and Network Analyst Extensions  AGOL |  AGOL Web Apps  | Story Maps ModelBuilder | QGIS | MapBox Studio 

  Data Collection with Trimble GPS Unit  

ENVI | SQL | Familiarity with HTML, CSS, JavaScript | Python (intro) | UAS Operations

OFFICE  TOOLS

Microsoft Office Suite - Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Publisher, Access | Google Suite of Tools | Mac OS Office Software | Zoom 

DESIGN  TOOLS

Adobe Creative Cloud | Adobe Illustrator  Adobe Photoshop  | Publisher 

Familiarity with Tableau

Experience

GIS Technician Internship

Oregon Department of Land Conservation and Development,

Salem, OR

March 2021-June 2021

Created a series of custom map layout print templates in DLCD ESRI Hub. Discovered an error in Esri's documentation. Created tutorial documentation in written and video format for land use planners.

GIS Volunteer

NeighborWalks | Portland, OR

March-June 2020

  • Created a series of printable maps of group walks using ArcPro by digitizing routes NeighborWalks had previously mapped using Google Maps;

  • Designed maps to be accessible for colorblind people, easy to read by people with imperfect vision, printable in color or black and white, and used a color scheme that requires minimal ink for printing.

Development and Communications Consultant | Remote

2011-present

Deadline-driven project manager who researches and identifies potential grants, writes grants, manages databases and fundraising calendars, writes grant reports, and manages competing priorities.

Development and Communications Manager

Just Transition  Alliance | 2007-2011  

Projects: Safer Chemicals Healthy Families, and Californians for a Green and Healthy Economy; Environmental Justice Leadership Forum on Climate Change.

  • Participated in coalition meetings, finding common ground with diverse groups;

  • Assisted with public policy communications;

  • Synthesized complex information into communications materials for various audiences;

  • Collaboratively developed funding strategy with coalition partners;

  • Wrote successful grant proposals, developed budgets, and wrote grant reports;

  • Reached out to potential funders and helped build relationships with funders;

  • Helped coordinate strategic planning with staff and Board Members;

  • Developed ideas for e-newsletter, and wrote independently and collaboratively;

  • Helped coordinate special projects, including helping develop green chemistry popular educational materials for house cleaners and other workers.

Assistant to Executive Director

Center for Environmental Health | 2006-2007

  • Helped Executive Director manage organizational and fundraising priorities for five programs;

  • Participated in Development meetings and in implementing fundraising strategy;

  • Co-wrote grant proposals and reports;

  • Spoke about toxic chemicals and human health concerns at meeting with state legislators;

  • Conducted public outreach about toxic chemicals and health;

  • Researched and co-wrote report about nontoxic baby supplies for a health provider.

Outreach Coordinator

Union of Concerned Scientists | April - October 2006

  • Helped plan and coordinate a two-day event at the State Capitol:

    • Coordinated over 30 scientists from across California to educate legislators about the impacts of climate change in support of AB 32, the Global Warming Solutions Act;

    • Conducted outreach to media;

  • Organized a night of over 40 science house parties across California featuring a live speech by Bill Nye;

  • Developed project communications materials;

  • Engaged members as party hosts; provided hosts with materials and support for the parties.

Leadership and Engagement

ORURISA Emerging Professional Board Member, 2020 – present

Chromatic Community Music Center Board Member 2021– present

Portland Community College GIS Club President 2020

Presentations at GIS in Action 2021: 

  • Murals of Portland Interactive Map

    • Abstract: Public art expresses our cultural values by telling a story. Street murals are a democratized public art form that is accessible to all people, since the murals are exhibited in the streets. The PCC GIS club of ’19-20 worked collaboratively to create the Murals of Portland interactive map, showing the location and images of murals and information about the artists who created the murals. We ultimately collected points for over 450 murals.

  • ORURISA Emerging Professionals Mentorship Program

    • The OR-URISA Emerging Professionals (EP) Mentorship Program introduces new GIS professionals (0-5 years of experiences) and students (college students with some GIS coursework) to established GIS professionals (5+ years experience). The program’s goal is to help connect professionals, foster continuing relationships, and share resources that create opportunities for success for emerging professionals.

    • The EPs will provide ideas, activities, and opportunities for professional development throughout the six-month program, such as resume reviewing, job shadowing, networking opportunities, brown bag lunch series, promote professional development events, opportunity to present at GIS in Action, develop goals and set an action plan, and learn new skills.

  • Planning team member for ORURISA Emerging Professionals Panel Discussion  March 3, 2022

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