Résumé 


Education

M.Sc., Geography (Western Michigan University) 2020

M.P.A., Public Policy and Administration (Western Michigan University) 2018

B.A., Cum Laude Philosophy of Professional and Applied Ethics (Western Michigan University) 2014

Cert., Geospatial Applications of Unmanned Areal Vehicles (Western Michigan University) 2020

Cert., Geographic Information Science (Western Michigan University) 2019

Honors: Phi Beta Kappa, Pi Alpha Alpha, 2016 MPA Emerging Scholar Award

Study Abroad: One year in India at the University of Hyderabad
Geography Thesis: The Urban Morphology of Hyderabad, India: A Historical Geographic Analysis 

MPA Project: Evaluating AlcoholEdu: Online Risk Reduction for International College Students
 

Professional Experience

Environmental GIS Manager/Deputy GIS Program Manager 08/02/2020 - Present
State of South Carolina, Military Department in the Office of the Adjutant General - Columbia, SC​

• Manages the GIS section of the Environmental Department to deliver geospatial solutions to increase the effectiveness and efficiency of conservation.
• Supervises the activities of 1 GIS Analyst to maximize human resource impact.
• Develops and manages budgets of ~$300,000 per year to strategically produce program outcomes and impacts. 

GIS Analyst 01/02/2020 - 08/01/2020
State of South Carolina, Military Department in the Office of the Adjutant General - Columbia, SC​


GIS Research Analyst 08/25/2019 - 12/15/2019

Engineering Division, Facilities Management Western Michigan University - Kalamazoo, MI                                                  ​

GIS Intern 01/05/2019-05/20/2019 

W.E. Upjohn Center for the Study of Geographical Change - Kalamazoo, MI

Geospatial Technology Teaching Assistant 08/25/2018 - 04/25/2019

Western Michigan University - Kalamazoo, MI

  • GEOG 5820 – Remote Sensing of the Environment – Graduate Level

  • GEOG 5690 – Geodatabase Design and GIS Workflows – Graduate Level

  • GEOG 2650 – Introduction to Geospatial Technology – Undergraduate Level
     

Global Program Research Assistant 12/20/2015 - 08/10/2018

Haenicke Institute for Global Education - Kalamazoo, MI​

Nonprofit Consultant  01/10/2017 - 10/01/2017

Fulbright Association Michigan Chapter - Remote​


Research Intern 01/10/2015 - 05/15/2015

Center for Human Security Studies - Hyderabad, India​


Editor/Field Assistant 09/20/2013 - 12/10/2013

Shaheen Women’s Resources and Wellness Centre - Hyderabad, India​

Grants

$1000 Lucia Harrison Endowment Research Grant  2019

$2000 Claude and Nancy Phillips International and Area Studies Research Grant 2019

$1000 Western Michigan University Graduate College Research Grant 2019

$5000 Fulbright Association of Michigan Chapter Grant  2017

$1000 Council on International Educational Exchange Grant 2013

$1000 Western Michigan University Study Abroad Grant 2013

$800 Western Michigan University Department of Philosophy Student Organization Grant 2012

$500 Western Michigan University Center for the Humanities Grant 2012

 

Professional Associations

-URISA
-Carolina URISA (President 2022-present) 

Graduate Coursework

Geography and GIS

Spatial Analysis
Introduction to GIS

GIS and Internet Applications

Remote Sensing of the Environment
Advanced Remote Sensing: Photogrammetry Using UAS
Digital Photogrammetry

Unmanned Aerial Vehicles

Water Resources Management
Cities and Urban Systems

Geographic Research
History & Philosophy of Geography

Public Policy and Administration 

Quantitative Data Analysis

Public Performance and IT

Budget & Accounting in Nonprofit Organizations

Monitoring and Evaluation of International Development Projects

Evaluating Nonprofit Organizations
Grant Writing 
Analytical Methods
Human Resources in Nonprofit Organizations
Political Economy of Public Administration

Organizational Theory and Behavior

Nonprofit Governance

Historical and Legal Foundations of Public Administration 

Technology Skills

·GIS: ESRI ArcGIS Enterprise, ArcDesktop Advanced, ArcGIS Pro, ArcGIS Online, and QGIS

·Web GIS: Operations Dashboard for ArcGIS, Survey 123 for ArcGIS, Collector for ArcGIS, ArcGIS Experience Builder, Web AppBuilder for ArcGIS, and ArcGIS StoryMaps.

·Multispectral Remote Sensing: ENVI, ESA Sentinel Application Platform, and MultiSpec

·Statistical Software: R, SPSS, Excel

·Digital Photogrammetry: Pix4D

·Graphic Design: Adobe Illustrator,  and Adobe Photoshop

·Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Surveying: DJI Matrice, DJI Phantom 4 Pro, Inspire 2,  and Parrot Disco

·Sensors: Sequoia Multispectral Sensor, and Flir Thermal Infrared Sensor

·Relational Database: Access and Cognos Query Studio

·Customer Relationship Management: Insightly

·Project Management: Trello

Training and Workshops
  • Agile Fundamentals - Midlands Technical College 04/2022

  • URISA GIS Leadership Academy 2021

  • National Emergency Management Basic Academy - FEMA - 08/2020 - 10/2020

    • L0101 Fundamentals of Emergency Management 

    • L0102 Science of Disaster 

    • L0103 Planning: Emergency Operations

    • L0146 Homeland Security Exercise and Evaluation Program (HSEEP)

    • L0105 Public Information and Warning

  • Disaster Intelligence Workshop  - South Carolina Emergency Management Division - 02/20/2020 - 02/21/2020

  • Adult, Child, and Infant CPR and AED certification - American Safety and Health Institute - 01/29/2020

  • National Emergency Management Institute Professional Development Series - 03/04/2020​

    • IS-120: Introduction to Exercise

    • IS-200: Basic Incident Command System for Initial Response

    • IS-230: Fundamentals of Emergency Management

    • IS-235: Emergency Planning

    • IS-240: Leadership and Influencing

    • IS-241: Decision Making

    • IS-242: Effective Communication

    • IS-244: Developing and Managing Volunteers

    • IS-700: National Incident Management System, An Introduction

  • IS-100: Introduction to the Incident Command System

  • FEMA IS-00061.b - The Homeland Security Geospatial Concept-of-Operations (GeoCONOPS) In-Depth - 12/27/2019

  • FEMA IS-800: National Response Framework, An Introduction 03/04/2020