Brentwood grad of 2007, Colgate University grad of 2011, and BCIT grad of 2013. Completed my undergraduate degree at Colgate in Environmental Geography with a focus on GIS (Geographic Information Systems – a tool used for mapping and spatial analysis). I then did an Advanced Diploma in GIS (post-baccalaureate diploma) at BCIT, which focused more on the programming and technical aspects of GIS software and related data formats. This ultimately led to my current position as a Support Analyst at Safe Software (www.safe.com), a company that produces FME (feature manipulation engine), for transforming data formats from one type to another (as we say, to help you love your data again!). Day to day I help customers resolve issues with their workflow, and act as the ‘translator’ between developers and customers. In my free time I love to bake, participate in triathlons, and binge-watch Netflix!
“If you are interested in a career focused on mapping, spatial analytics, big data, or even want to ask more general questions about working for both tiny and mid-sized companies I will be touching on all of the above!”