Post-Graduate Certificate in Geographic Information Systems (GIS), Penn State University
Exceptional Student Recognition
M.A. in Political Science (International Relations), Northern Illinois University
Foreign Language Area Studies Fellowship, Dept. of Education
National Security Education Program Scholarship, Dept. of Defense
B.A. in International Studies, University of Oregon
Magna Cum Laude, Phi Beta Kappa with departmental honors
Junior Scholar Award, University of Oregon Mortar Board Society
Henry Luce Scholarship for Advanced Study of Thai Abroad
Esri Certified ArcGIS Desktop Associate – ArcGIS Certified Desktop Associates have at least two years broad experience using ArcGIS. They are capable of making routine decisions and accomplishing tasks in ArcGIS for Desktop. They understand and can apply basic GIS and ArcGIS concepts and processes, including ArcGIS software management, geoprocessing, coordinate systems, and managing, analyzing, editing, and visualizing data.
Certified Geographic Information Systems Professional (GISP) – GISPs have at least four years of experience in the field of GIS and demonstrate proficiency in educational achievement, professional experience, and contributions to the profession. A GISP also has met the minimum standards for ethical conduct and professional practice as established by Geographic Information Systems Certification Institute (GISCI).
ACTFL Certified Advanced-Mid Oral Proficiency in Thai – Advanced-Mid speakers have achieved near fluency and are adept at conversing on a range of complex topics in a foreign language.
GIS ArcGIS Server, ArcGIS Desktop, ArcGIS Online, QGIS, Tile Mill, GoogleEarth Pro
Operating Systems Microsoft Windows
Database/Analysis Microsoft Access, SPSS, SAS, STATA
Spreadsheet Microsoft Excel
Presentation Microsoft PowerPoint
Web Development HTML5, CSS, Python, Word Press, Umbraco
Diagrams Microsoft Visio and LucidChart
Blue Raster, LLC – Washington, DC Area
Title: Geographic Data Manager
Managed the processing and verification of spatial data for the Demographic & Health Surveys Program, including maintaining GIS data sets and writing technical documents to standardize work flows and practices. Evaluated and analyzed the accuracy of incoming data sets, identified issues and recommended solutions, and assigned and prioritized GIS related tasks among the GIS Team. Produced cartographic products and prepared geographic data sets, ranging from 300-2,000 survey clusters (9,000 – 60,000 households), for analysis and for use in web mapping applications, presentations, and publications. Used Excel and software as a service (SAS) programs to manage and coordinate geographic projects, track the progress of tasks, and achieve objectives. Provided GIS and information management training to international partner agencies in low income countries in East Africa.
Swisslog – Chiang Mai, Thailand
Title: Information Management Consultant
Evaluated, merged, and analyzed data from various sources and formats to support logistic operations.
The Border Consortium – Chiang Mai, Thailand Title: Information Management Coordinator
Coordinated the collection and compilation survey data in nine refugee camps and six displaced persons camps along the Thailand-Myanmar border with a total case load of approximately 120,000 persons. Designed databases and analyzed data for annual poverty assessments and emergency relief assistance program. Produced and finished printed and web maps to support programming, coordination, and the monitoring of multi-sectorial surveys, community rehabilitation projects, emergency relief program.
Wrote technical guidance manuals and “How-To” documents and trained community-based partner agencies to collect and manage data and create basic maps. Represented and communicated the company’s data policies and interests in international meetings with a variety of stake holders and promoted data sharing and technical exchange on GIS issues. Oversaw the development of the company’s new web site, including communicating requirements to developers and designers, testing and approving pages, and informing management of website’s status and issues.
International Rescue Committee – Chiang Mai, Thailand
Title: Research Fellow, Burmese Migrant Survey
Managed the ground operations of a household survey with Tufts University on Burmese migrants workers in four Thai provinces. Contributed to the survey instrument, facilitated focus group discussions, coordinated survey teams, entered survey data, identified issues, and reported on survey status.
US Dept. of Homeland Security – Tham Hin Temporary Shelter, Thailand
Title: Technical Consultant
Processed hundreds of Burmese refugee applicants applying to resettle in the US. Operated digital finger printing equipment. Collected, entered, and verified basic demographic information of applicants. Interpreted from Thai to English for US government officers.
National Security Education Program (NSEP) – Myanmar & Thailand
Title: Graduate Research & Language Fellow
Designed and conducted a qualitative field research project in Myanmar and Thailand on the effects of US economic sanctions under the 2003 Burmese Freedom and Democracy Act. Interviewed US and foreign ambassadors, policy-makers, business owners, former political prisoners, civil society agencies, UN staff, scholars, democracy activists, and factory workers. Gained international exposure, cultural knowledge, language skills, and field research experience.
American Lands Alliance – Asheville, NC
Title: Environmental Organizer
Lobbied policymakers and diverse built coalitions with NGOs, affected communities, and regulatory agencies on national conservation issues. Wrote press releases, organized and spoke at press conferences, and developed media relations to educate and build public support around legislation relating to the ecological preservation.
Green Corps, Field School for Environmental Organizing
Title: Environmental Organizer-Asheville, NC
Managed three national environmental campaigns, including generating earned media coverage; recruiting, training, and supervising volunteers; organizing visibility events; and building diverse coalitions with stakeholders.
1st Place for Best Cartographic Design (Small Format), 2013 Esri International GIS User Conference
Long Service Award, The Border Consortium, 2012
RedR Course on Essentials of Humanitarian Practice, Pune, India. October, 2008
Esri International GIS User Conference, 2009-2013
Introduction to Python Programming, Rice University (Coursera), December, 2013
Cloud & Server GIS, Penn State University, April, 2014
Introduction to ArcGIS Online, March, 2014
Cleaning Up Your Excel Data Linda.Com, November, 2015
Excel Essential Training, Linda.Com, November, 2015
Introduction to Web Design, University of Michigan (Coursera), March, 2016
Introduction to HTML5 and CSS, University of Michigan (Coursera), May, 2016
Going Places with Spatial Analysis Using ArcGIS Online, Esri, June, 2016