I am a graduate of the University of Minnesota's Master of Geographic Information Science program and am working in my fifth year as a geologist for Kraemer Mining and Materials Inc. in Burnsville, Minnesota.
I completed my undergraduate education at Carleton College in Northfield, Minnesota where I graduated cum laude with a B.A. degree in geology, supplemented by coursework in math, physics, chemistry, biology and environmental studies. In the fall of my junior year I spent 12 weeks at Osservatorio Geologico di Coldigioco, a research center located in the Apennine Mountains of Italy. As an employee of the GIS laboratory on campus I gained valuable knowledge of GIS and contributed to a wide range of research. Outside of the classroom I was a first baseman for the Carleton Knights baseball team.
Whether it has been touring the national parks in the United States, safariing in Tanzania, admiring the geology of the Italian countryside, backpacking in the jungles and mountains of Peru, or tracking animals in South Africa, some of my favorite memories come from traveling and experiencing nature. I have had a life-long passion for the outdoors and natural sciences and hope to apply my ever-increasing knowledge of GIS to a career doing meaningful geology or conservation related science.
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