I am a Portlandian! I love Oregon, but I'm also biased as I've never lived anywhere else. The thought of leaving behind all Oregon has to offer is a little scary, so I never left. Although, I absolutely love discovering what new places have to offer.
My interests are wide and varied, everything from carpentry, to art, bouldering, anything outdoors, cooking, and farming (plus a lot more). I think that is why I love geography so much because it provides a space to study a variety of topics.
My educational path has led me into GIS and not only learning how to apply GIS to my various interests, but also teaching it. I fell in love with teaching GIS as a graduate student at Portland State University and have had the opportunity of teaching GIS classes at Portland Community College.
No matter which way my future path takes me, I know I will be bringing GIS, cartography, and geography with me wherever I go.
Fun fact about myself is the forest is my "happy place".
I almost have a MS of Geography from Portland State University (thanks to Covid it has been slightly delayed). I hold a Graduate Certificate in GIS and a BS in Geography with a minor in Sustainable Urban Development.
Awards & Nominations:
William and Edith Rockie Geography Scholarship
1st Place Student Poster Presentation – GIS In Action 2019
Gamma Theta Upsilon – International Geographic Honor Society
Academic Excellence and Student Leadership Award