I'm passionate about contributing to the geo community! I volunteer for several organizations and create resources for students and young professionals to get involved.
ArcNews: "The Geo-Jargon Guide to GIS Leadership," URISA Management Column, Winter 2013 Edition, February 2013.
The GIS Professional, "URISA Initiatives for Young Professionals," Newsletter Article, December 2012, p.10-12.
The GIS Professional, “Inspiring the Next Generation of GIS Leaders," Newsletter Article, June 2011, p.4-5.
URISA Young Professionals Vanguard Cabinet
i.am.angel Foundation and First Robotics Challenge, Boyle Heights, CA, Volunteer Mentor, Dec. 2015.
Hack for L.A., Los Angeles, CA, Volunteer Mentor, May 31, 2014.
Association of American Geographers Annual Meeting, Tampa, FL, April 8th-12th, 2014. Workshop Instructor: "Becoming a Certified GISP and Why It Matters for Your Geospatial Career," "You're Hired - Tips & Tricks for Impressive Resumes & Portfolios" and "Networking: Promoting Yourself by Making Connections that Count." Panelist, "Integrating Careers Awareness and Preparedness into the Geography Curriculum."
Fourth Annual Los Angeles Geospatial Summit, Event Co-Organizer, Los Angeles, CA, Feb. 21, 2014.
Code for L.A. Meet Up, Keynote Speaker, Los Angeles City Hall, Jan. 29th, 2014.
Hack for L.A., Boyle Heights, CA, Volunteer Mentor, Dec 7th - 8th, 2013.
National Geographic Education Tweet Chat, Participant, Nov. 19th, 2013.
Spatial Plexus Conference, Atlanta, GA, November 5, 2013.
Invited Keynote Speaker; Bridging the Gap - From Backpacks to Briefcases.
World Resources Simulation Center, San Diego, CA, April 16th, 2013. Invited Speaker; career resources for GIS students.
CALGIS 2013: Pathways to California's Future
Annual Conference, April 16th, 2013. Panelist - Career Development, Mentoring, and Certification. Speaker, "Leveraging the Geospatial Technology Competency Model (GTCM) for Curriculum Development and Career Planning."
Association of American Geographers (AAG) Annual Meeting, April 9th-13th, 2013. Panelist, Integrating Career Preparation into Geography Curricula. Co-Instructor, Becoming a Certified GISP and Why It Matters for Your Geospatial Career. Volunteer Career Mentor.
URISA Young Professionals Webinar and Hangout, December 11 & 12, 2012. Promoted URISA’s initiatives for young professionals in live and recorded sessions.
URISA GIS Pro Conference, Portland, OR. October 2, 2012. Organized panel session, networking events for young professionals, and presented GIS Portfolio Development Tools in a session entitled “Professional Development, Certification, and Mentorship.”
GIS Professional Development Opportunities Webinar, Online, July 31, 2012. Hosted webinar with three speakers and showcased the Emerging GIS Leaders organization.
Esri International User Conference, San Diego, CA, July 25 2012. Presented updates from the URISA Vanguard Cabinet in a session entitled "Get Involved with Your Profession - Jump into URISA."
URISA GIS Pro-Conference, Indianapolis, IN, Nov. 2, 2011. Organized, moderated, and presented information related to GIS Professional Development Resources in a session entitled “Mentorships - Challenges & Opportunities.”