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Education

MA, GIS for Development & Environment, 2009
Clark Univ. (Massachusetts)

BS, Geographic Science, 2005
James Madison Univ. (Virginia)

Work

Principal Consultant
Earth Logic LLC. Seattle, WA. 2014 - 2015, and 2018 - present.

  • provides custom geospatial planning, analysis, and management solutions for the environmental, natural resource, and international development sectors.

GIS Developer
Vulcan Technology / Impact Engineering. Seattle, WA. 2015 - 2018.

  • supported conservation technology projects with geospatial data management, analysis, and visualization expertise.
    • Great Elephant Census: processed and normalized database containing over a hundred aerial wildlife surveys.
    • Domain Awareness System: developed spatial data model, schema, and reference geospatial data for ~15 African protected areas where DAS was being deployed.

GIS Coordinator
Wildlife Conservation Society - DR Congo program. Epulu, DRC. 2009 - 2013.

  • supported field projects with GIS capacity-building, training, spatial analysis, and technical assistance.
  • served as WCS’ focal point for Africa Biodiversity Collaborative Group (ABCG) Mining & Biodiversity in DRC collaborative team.
    • Led planning and implementation of successful workshop entitled “Mitigating the Impacts from Mining in the DRC” in June 2013, funded by USAID and sponsored by the Ministry of Mines. Identified participants, designed thematic sessions, and managed $50K budget.

USAID Africa Bureau Intern
Central African Regional Program for the Environment (CARPE), USAID Mission to the Democratic Republic of Congo. Kinshasa, DRC. 2008.

  • Designed landscape maps for Congo Basin Forest Partnership State of the Forest 2008 publication.
  • Contributed to monitoring and evaluation procedures.

GIS/Database Manager
NAEVA Geophysics Inc.. Charlottesville, VA. 2006 - 2007

  • Managed Access databases, mobile data collection, and provided GIS support for geophysical surveying projects.

Conference Presentations

Skills

desktop GIS / data visualization software

  • ArcGIS
  • QGIS
  • Tableau

conservation-focused applications

  • SMART (Spatial Monitoring and Reporting Tool) Conservation software

Web-mapping

  • Mapbox Studio
  • MapboxJS / Mapbox GL JS
  • LeafletJS

Spatial databases

  • PostGIS (PostgreSQL)
  • GeoPackages / Spatialite (SQLite)
  • ArcGIS Enterprise & File Geodatabases

Programming / Scripting

  • command line utilities (bash, cmd)
  • Python
  • GDAL / OGR
  • Git / GitHub / version control

Open data platforms

  • OpenStreetMap editors (JOSM, iD)
  • Google Earth Engine JavaScript & Python APIs
  • Ushahidi:
    • deployment support to Congolese pro-democracy activist network
  • OpenDataKit (ODK) Collect

Web development

  • GitHub pages
  • JavaScript / Markdown
  • WordPress
  • HTML / CSS

Languages spoken

  • conversant in French
  • basic Swahili

Geographic experience

  • United States: northeast, mid-Atlantic, southeast, Pacific northwest
  • central Africa (DR Congo, Congo)
  • east Africa (Uganda, Rwanda, Kenya)