GIS professional currently employed as a GIS Specialist at the Metropolitan Council. Also primary instructor for GIS focused Housing Analysis course at the University of Minnesota.
University of Minnesota, Twin Cities, US
1.02-6.04     MGIS, Master of Geographic Information Science
• Capstone thesis: Exploring spatial and socio-economic patterns of residential mobility among families with elementary school children.
• GPA: 3.9/4.0
9.94-9.99     BS Housing Studies (community
development & policy focus)
• Fall 1997: study abroad in housing policy program, Demontfort University, Leicester, UK
• Geographic Information Systems (GIS):
Strong with ESRI ArcGIS 9.x (ArcInfo level), ArcGIS Server, Mapserver
Experience with workstation ArcInfo, ArcView 3,ArcIMS, GRASS, IDRISI, MapInfo, MapPublisher.
Programming experience in VB C#, & Java.
• Web Development:
GIS web development tools: GeoCortexIMF, .NET ADF for ArcGIS Server
• Other Software:
Statistics: SPSS (also in Microsoft Excel)
Databases: PostgreSQL, SQL Server, Microsoft Access, Basic Oracle
Graphic: Adobe Suite (including,Illustrator/Indesign/Photoshop), Macromedia (Dreamweaver).
Other: Microsoft Office suite ; Use Mac, PC, and Unix operating systems.
Metropolitan Council, GIS Specialist, St Paul, MN 1.07-Present
Develop Internet GIS applications and train others in their use. Maintain GIS data library for internal use and for MetroGIS data sharing organization. Examples of applications: “Maps” at Metrocouncil.org, Environmental Monitoring Map, Natural Resources Digital Atlas.
State of Minnesota, Department of Employment and Economic Development, GIS & Research Analyst, St Paul, MN 2.05-1.07
Principal GIS analyst for the Labor Market Information Office. Technical architect and project developer for the Minnesota 3D project, a web mapping application hosting housing and economic data sets. Primary area of research related to commuting patterns and jobs/housing spatial mismatch. Other responsibilities include geocoding employer locations, mapping employment density and responding to agency requests for maps and data analysis.
University of Minnesota; Center for Urban and Regional Affairs, Research Assistant, Minneapolis, MN 6.04-9.04
Consultant for Minneapolis Neighborhood Information System Project. Provided
one-on-one assistance, including making maps, data management, teaching, and
analysis for Minneapolis neighborhood groups involved in the MNIS consortium.
University of Minnesota, Research and Teaching Assistant, St Paul, MN 9.02-6.04
Researcher in housing studies program, assisting in analyzing mortgage lending
and foreclosure patterns in the Twin Cities. Duties included data collection,
statistical and spatial analysis, cartography. Work was co-presented at annual
meeting of Association of American Geographers in March 2004. Additional teaching
duties include curriculum development, presenting, and demonstrating ArcGIS
v 8.3 for a senior level housing studies class.
Phalen Corridor Initiative, Project Assistant, St Paul, MN 12.99-8.02
Assisted with coordination of community development project focusing on brownfield
remediation, job creation, transit improvements, and housing development.
Responsibilities included marketing (website/newsletter/outreach), data management,
fundraising, and partnership facilitation.
East Side Neighborhood Development Company, Housing Organizer, St Paul, MN 12.98-12.99
Service volunteer through Americorps VISTA program. Coordinated community outreach campaign, conducted and provided analysis for housing conditions survey, and established databases and a GIS for organizational use.
• March 2004 Full travel Scholarship to Association of American Geographer’s annual meeting in Philadelphia.
• March 2003 Graduate Scholarship, Minnesota GIS/LIS Consortium.
• August 2002 Graduate Scholarship, Masons of MN, Montgomery Lodge #258.
• May 2001 Graduate of Leadership Saint Paul, Saint Paul Area Chamber of Commerce.