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Samantha Cox

Carson City, NV, USA

Skills and Abilities
Software: ArcPro, ArcGIS online, ArcCollector, GeoDa, R, Avenza, Microsoft Suite
Data Analysis: Statistical analysis, SQL spatial queries, spatial analysis
Time Management: Scheduling, meeting tight deadlines, prioritizing projects
Data Collection and Transfer: Gathering data in the field and converting it
Design: ArcPro Layout cartographic principles
Public Relations: Meeting the needs of clients and stakeholders in varied roles
Certifications: Certified Small UAS Pilot

Work History
April 2019 - Current
GIS Technician, The Great Basin Institute, Reno, NV
Using ArcGIS suite to develop and maintain geodatabases for all water trails/water bodies and recreational land trails in Nevada
Creating, editing, and/or converting geospatial data using digitizing methods
Researching appropriate trail access points and analyzing for inclusion and accuracy
Designing and producing map graphics and layouts for reports and as final products
Creating and maintaining schemas, domains, and metadata for inter-organizational use
Collecting data in the field using ArcCollector GPS and spatial data gathering software
Working as a State partner with the Nevada DCNR, particularly the State Parks Recreational Trails Program, to develop products in accordance with State government workflow and guidelines
April 2018 - April 2019
GIS Technician, Arterra Geospatial, LLC, Bend, OR
Developed watershed and NHD/NWI maps for print and reporting
Utilized open-source software to provide quality map products
Conducted analysis of agricultural site suitability, including factors such as proximity to wetlands, ground cover, proximity to other developed sites, elevation profile, etc.
Maintained excellent client relationships, ensuring high retention rates
August 2017 - November 2017
Seasonal Biologist, SOLitude Lake Management, Washington, NJ
Conducted field vegetation surveys to collect and analyze data on the impact of herbicide usage on both non-native invasive and native plants
Collected hard data with handheld Trimble GPS unit, transferred into Excel, ArcMap
June 2016 - December 2016
GIS/Fundraising Intern, Home Energy Efficiency Team (HEET), Cambridge, MA
Utilized both ArcMap and online mapping resources to publicly display methane gas leak data in an interactive format
Performed spatial analysis to determine the environmental justice implications of leak vs proposed utility repair locations

BS in Biology/Environmental Studies
Tufts University, Medford, MA

Samantha Cox

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