Experience

CLEAN AIR COOL PLANET  with the City of Burlington, VT’s Sustainability Action Team and Community and Economic Development Office

  • Received this Climate Fellowship (Sustainable Agriculture Focus) for Summer 2012
  • To develop recommendations to help municipal staff, businessowners and other decisionmakers in the Winooski watershed prepare for and adapt to the impacts of climate change. The project is intended to serve as a model for communities seeking costeffective, proactive strategies for inland flooding caused by changing precipitation patterns and extreme weather events

THE UNIVERSITY OF VERMONT             Expected June 2012

Graduate Research Fellow at the Gund Institute for Ecological Economics – Research Focus:

Spatial categorization and analysis of forest fragmentation due to development – Assessing land cover patterns in areas of transition to enable decision makers and planners to prioritize based on environmental stressors

Forest ecosystem opportunities and challenges – Collaboration of federal agencies, non-profits and residents in New Mexico to boost economic viability and reduce wildfire risk based on woody biomass initiatives

GIS and Object Based Image Analysis – Generate land use and land cover maps using GIS and automated feature extraction; Generate reports based on spatial and statistical analysis; Organize data and metadata; remote sensing base work

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CASEY TREES                Washington, DC            2002 – 2010

  • Director of Geographic Resources     2005 – 2010
  • Manager, Data Gathering and Analysis      2003 – 2005
  •  GIS Analyst      2002 – 2003

Created, directed, and implemented Geographic Resources program and projects, Managed permanent staff, field crews and interns

Created Trees Count Inventory Program –

  • Managed tree inventories on public and private property throughout DC –  Worked with groups ranging from neighborhood associations, such as Trees for Georgetown, to the Fort McNair military base to Smithsonian Institute, George Washington University Geography Dept (pictured training students)
  • Managed and implemented the tree inventory for the Smithsonian properties (2010) and the USFS iTree/UFORE (Urban Forest Effects Model) inventory for Washington, DC (2004, 2009)
  • Received Joint Chiefs commendation from Fort McNair

Managed creating of Casey Trees Tree Map website: Received Special Achievement in GIS Award from ESRI (2010)

Further Responsibilities:

  • Developed regreening strategies using innovative spatial modeling techniques
  • Managed the Tree Planting and Maintenance Field Collection Tablet Program (ArcMap, VBA)
  • CoChaired effort for a Green Infrastructure Mapping Collaborative in DC 2003 – 2006
  • Awarded $100,000 ESRI conservation grant funding 2004 – 2010
  • Supported all Casey Trees programs including organizational maps for tree plantings, schoolyard regreening programs, analysis of urban forest environmental and economic values
  • GIS support for DC Street Tree inventory of 130,000 Street Trees
  • 2002 Street Tree Management Manual
  • DC Street Tree Analysis and Reports

Information Technology Responsibilities:

Network Administrator; Manage IT Specialist and liaise with outside IT support, Provide technical support for all IT issues including hardware, software ordering, licensing, maintenance; new user activation, anti virus and firewall security settings; back up and general daily computer drama; 2005 Network Administration for new office building; managed hardware and software set up for combining field and main office to one office space

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WILDLIFE CONSERVATION SOCIETY     Adirondack Park 2001

Field Technician

  • Obtained, recorded and reported data on loon abundance, status, nest site location and reproductive success on lakes in the Adirondack Park.
  • Recorded data and submitted weekly reports of findings and activities
  • Mapped nest locations using GPS navigation and GIS software

Research Assistant acknowledged in the Atlas of the Adirondacks

Data collection and analysis of resources for comprehensive guide to the Adirondack mountains

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UNIVERSITY OF TASMANIA      Hobart, Tasmania 1999 – 2001

Vegetation Mapping Research Assistant

  • This project mapped the twenty-year transformation of alpine plant species in Tasmania.
  • Researching Tasmanian alpine vegetation; transect mapping including plant identification, topographical field surveying using GPS and other related techniques.

GIS Research Assistant

This section of the South China project mapped the geological and land use boundaries to support a management plan for erosion control in the area using GIS.

  • Input spatial data and digitized geological map sheets in ArcInfo
  • Spatially registered the digitized coverages

Lecturer

  • Remote Sensing – Assisted with first year remote sensing students in use of a GPS receiver
  • Environmental Management – Studying Mt Wellington’s relationship with the city of Hobart

Data Collection Research Assistant

  • Research focused on air quality in Hobart and it’s relation to residential wood smoke emissions
  • Conducted surveys, recorded wood moisture content samples and observations

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GREENING AUSTRALIA  Southern Tasmanian Region 10/2000 – 3/2001

Green Team

Worked on Greening Australia projects primarily maintenance of native seed bank for statewide revegetation projects; Exotic species/weed management in the various project sites; Education projects in schools and with community groups; Monitoring and evaluation of existing and completed projects

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