I am a self-taught full-stack GIS Developer
which means I inventory, analyze, and visualize spatial data - with
topics often focusing on city-design, climate change, and the growing
socio-economic divide. The goal is communicate using technology. And
doing so by translating complex research narratives into
easy-to-digest web-maps and apps in order to engage wider audiences.
I am the founder of TucsonPathways.org
- a bicycle advocacy organization, centered on data-analytics of city
infrastructure. The Pathways web-app calculates and visualizes
alternative bike-commutes optimized for safer, quieter, more scenic
rides. The goal is (1) raise literacy of daily CO2 use, and (2)
promote bike-commuting for potential-riders who feel intimidated to
ride on traditional bike-lanes alongside high-stress vehicle traffic.
I graduated with distinction
in Applied Mathematics & Environmental Hydrology from the University
of Arizona in the Spring of 2013, working odd-jobs and internships
throughout to pay my way through college.
I am a self-educated in numerous
programming languages and technical softwares - ArcGIS, QGIS, Spatial
Node, git version control, Vue.js, Mapbox-GL.js, Mapbox-Studio,
Leaflet.js, Drone Mapping, Graphhopper, Netlify, Turf.js, Microsoft
Office Suite, Ubuntu OS, some Python, some Firebase, some D3.js, along
with several others smaller supplementary programs.
I am a published technical writer with
the United States Geological Survey for my work in using GIS methods
to improve estimates of agricultural water-use. I have been formally
acknowledged in a publication by the World Resources Institute for my
GIS contributions to the Forest Conservation Natural Infrastructure
Through years past I've worked as a
bike mechanic, warehouse laborer, bartender, hydrological technican,
waste collector, research analyst, community-farm laborer, freelance
movie critic, and currently volunteer on weekends as an observational
assistant for the Covid-19 vaccine effort. In my spare time, I love
bicycle-touring, playing competitive ultimate frisbee, and
volunteering as a youth rock-climbing instructor.