Monday, February 3, 2014

Internship Student Spotlight

GIS4944/5945, GIS Internship, Instructor, Mrs. Leah Lewis, GISP

GIS Internships - Let's get to work!


The following student was chosen to highlight their current GIS internship experience.  

Grace Bergman

About Grace: Grace is from Washington State, and about as far away as you can get from UWF within the lower 48! That hasn't stopped her though, as when she completes her Internship, she will be completing the Certificate Program. She's been taking classes since 2012, taking time off in the middle to become a new mom. Grace got into GIS by joining an environmental consulting firm out of design school. That job led her to a daily question of "How can I solve this problem with GIS?" which motivated her to learn more about it.
Now, Grace is currently working as a GIS Coordinator for an Environmental Management company dealing with watersheds. Her main tasks there include data creation, maintenance, and documentation; creating spatial analysis and models; translating data outputs; and map productions. Additionally, she develops model/scrip tools, establishes and refines data and operation standards, trains staff, and networks.
When asked if she considered herself more of a raster of a vector, Grace says that "Raster is cool and complex, but I am definitely more of a vector, flexible and playful." Congratulations Grace, and welcome to the spotlight!

Check back next week for our second spotlight on a lucky student from Intro to GIS!

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