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Jen Kern



Appalachian State University - Boone, North Carolina January 2015 - May 2018
Bachelor of Science in Geography, Community and Regional Planning
Certificate in Geographic Information Systems, Minor in Public Relations
Graduated Summa Cum Laude


Esri May 2018 - Present
GIS Support Analyst Intern: utilize and complete projects using whole Esri suite and related technologies including but not limited to ArcGIS Server, Python, and Geodatabase management. Was a member of a hackathon team that became finalists by building an educational web application using Real-Time GIS and ArcGIS JavaScript API.

Fruits, Veggies, and More May 2017 - May 2018
Store Manager: oversaw and streamlined operations in store, produced content for and maintained the Instagram account

Xanterra Parks & Resorts May 2016 - August 2016
Retail Associate and Data Entry Technician: efficiently received and documented shipments into a database, found discrepancies within the system

∙ Entire Esri Suite: ArcMap 10.1 - 10.6.1, ArcGIS Pro, ArcGIS stack Enterprise deployment and configuration - Server,
Portal, Web Adaptor, Data Store, web services, ArcGIS web and mobile applications, ArcGIS Online, ArcPy Module, GeoEvent Server, SQL, Metadata creation and management, geodatabase administration. Familiar with SDSFIE.
∙ Raster and suitability analysis, linear referencing systems, network analysis, and building complex geoprocessing models
∙ Proficiency in Python 3.6 and R statistical programming software and language
∙ Competence in ENVI
∙ Strong cartographic design abilities
∙ Familiar and comfortable with Adobe Suite including Illustrator, InDesign, and PhotoShop

Peruvian High Andes July 2017
Analyzed water resources and glacier-climate interactions in the Cordillera Vilcanota in the scope of projected climate models, increasing freezing level heights and glacial recession
Formulated and presented lessons for peers
Conducted field work on precipitation, wind, and temperature variability within the Peruvian High Andes

International Peer Leader, Alternative Service Experience April 2017 - March 2018
Implemented a credit-bearing service experience to Spanish Creek Rainforest Reserve, Rancho Dolores, Belize that occurred in March 2018
Orchestrated reflections on environmental justice and sustainability and composed course curriculum
Drafted a grant proposal and solidified travel logistics, served as point person between university and community partner

Domestic Peer Leader, Alternative Service Experience Fall 2016 - Spring 2017
Coordinated and executed a service-learning experience domestically, overseeing a group of fellow college students
Crafted curriculum behind program and was the point person between university, housing, and community partners

She’s The First, Chapter Co-Founder and Vice President Spring 2016 - Fall 2017
Facilitated meetings and outreach events for a chapter of a national non-profit centered around raising awareness of and support for girls’ education in low-income communities around the globe

Grand Teton Expedition Leadership Course June 2015
Mountaineered with a group of students - practiced risk management, honed technical mountaineering skills, taught on specific ecology within the Tetons, and lead peers on climbs

Alternative Service Experience in Birmingham, AL March 2016
Red Frogs Australia December 2014
Humanitarian Aid in Kolkata, India October - November 2014

Jen Kern

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