Education
2014
West Virginia University
  • M.A. Geography, Geographic Information Science emphasis
  • 4.0 GPA
2010
Western Oregon University
  • B.S. Earth Science, Geography Minor, Cum Laude
Work Experience
2012-Present
Graduate Research Assistant – West Virginia GIS Technical Center
  • Build web map apps with HTML/CSS/JavaScript and ArcGIS Server
  • Write Python scripts to automate geospatial data analysis and publishing workflows
2010-2012
GIS Analyst - Western Oregon University
  • GIS Analyst, Python programmer, and database administrator for the Fingerprint Analysis and Characterization Team (FACT), a fingerprint research project federally funded by the National Institute of Justice
  • Optimized fingerprint analysis workflows by converting research methodologies into Python tools
  • Contributed to grant proposals and presented research results at the annual American Academy of Forensic Sciences conference
2012
GIS Consultant – Western Oregon University
  • Created 3D GIS fly-over videos to visualize the distribution of various fish species within a local watershed
  • Authored Python scripts to automate the production of hundreds of bio-assessment survey field maps
2011
GIS Teaching Assistant – Western Oregon University
  • Assisted the professor and students in an introductory GIS course
  • Mentored students on basic GIS skills using ESRI ArcGIS software
2009-2010
Research Assistant – Western Oregon University
  • Assisted professor with GIS research projects and authored a poster on GIS and remote sensing that was presented at the annual Geological Society of America conference
2008-2009
Web Developer – Alpha VR
  • Designed and programmed an interactive 'virtual tour' application for viewing real estate photography and 360 degree panoramas
  • Increased productivity of real estate photographers by developing a more efficient process for publishing virtual tours
Skills
Python
  • 4 years of experience using Python for geospatial data analysis
  • Authored geospatial data analysis scripts using GDAL/OGR with Python bindings
  • Website development with the Django web framework
GIS and Remote Sensing Software
  • Academic and professional experience with ESRI ArcMap and ArcScene software
  • I have used remote sensing raster analysis software (ERDAS IMAGINE, IDRISI, eCognition) for academic research projects
  • Experience creating REST services (map and geoprocessing) using ArcGIS Server
SQL
  • Experience using PostgreSQL (with PostGIS), MS SQL Server, MySQL, and SQLite
  • I have built wxPython apps that utilize SQLite databases
HTML/CSS/JavaScript
  • I have built web applications with D3.js, jQuery, Dojo, Three.js, ESRI JavaScript API, and Google Maps API
Other Languages
  • Experience with R for statistical analysis and PHP for website development
Other Skills
  • Spatial statistics, exploratory data analysis, image analysis, Adobe Photoshop, OS X
Awards and Achievements
2013
President of the Geography Graduate Group (GGG) – West Virginia University
2012
Graduate Research Assistantship (full tuition scholarship) – West Virginia University
2010
Outstanding Graduating Senior in Earth Science – Western Oregon University
2010
$5000 Undergraduate Research Scholarship – Oregon NASA Space Grant Consortium
2009
Second Place - Association of Environmental & Engineering Geologists Poster Session, Portland State University
2009
Outstanding Upper-Division Student in Earth Science-Western Oregon University
2008
Outstanding Earth Science Major - Western Oregon University
Posters and Presentations