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Jacob Kotcher

New York, NY, USA

Profile: Hardworking, intellectually curious, college graduate with technical and analytical skills, seeking challenging entry level position in environmental geology/hydrology drawing on experience and interest in applying GIS techniques
EDUCATION
Columbia University, Fu Foundation School of Engineering, Data Analytics Course (night course), NY, NY 5-11/2022

Hobart and William Smith Colleges (HWS), Geneva, NY 5/2020
• Bachelor of Science in Geoscience, Honors (received by 2% of graduates), Dean’s List
• Minors in Environmental Studies and Writing and Rhetoric
• Honors thesis examined causal factors of origination through geologic time, including atmospheric CO2, sea level, and continental dispersion.

University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia Fall 2018
• Hands-on Environmental coursework including multiple field study and research station assignments

TECHNICAL SKILLS & CERTIFICATIONS/LICENSES
• ArcGIS (ArcMap versions 10.5 & 10.6)
• R (Statistical manipulation programming language)
• Microsoft Excel & VBA
• Python
• SQL, PostgreSQL, pgAdmin4
• OSHA 40-Hour HAZWOPER Training & current 8-Hour Refresher Training

RELEVANT COURSEWORK
Geology, GIS, Hydrogeology, Environmental Hydrology, Environmental Statistics, Oceanography, Marine Biology, Sediments and Sedimentary Rocks, Mineralogy, Paleontology, Earth History, Environmental Science, Urban Ecology

EXPERIENCE
MAP Energy LLC (Energy Investment Firm; $3B+ AUM) GIS Analyst, Palo Alto, CA Summer 2019
• Created a nationwide GIS dataset of former automotive plants and steel mills as target locations for future battery storage. Dataset will be used to identify future locations of data centers.
• Used ArcMap to analyze GIS data in relation to solar panel, substation, and wind turbine projects. GIS maps were used for asset management and to determine how large the project area size was at each site.

Hobart & William Smith Geoscience Department, Research Intern, Geneva, NY 6/2018-5/2020
• Analyzed correlate data sets to determine which causal factors contribute to origination of genera through geologic time, including CO2, sea level and continental dispersion using R
• Conducted ongoing research on Seneca Lake water quality levels and analyzed changes over time
• Accompanied professor weekly on research vessel to 4 sites on Seneca Lake
• Performed dissolved oxygen titration and collected surface and bottom water samples for measurements
• Conducted water dredge samples for analyzing algae and performed secchi disk depth analysis
• Anticipate publication of 2 manuscripts as co-author with thesis advisor

EcoHealth Alliance Research Intern, New York, NY Summer 2017
• Performed systematic review of 1800+ abstracts related to Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR)
• Completed literature review of ~200 scientific papers examining aquaculture connection to AMR in humans.

INTERESTS
• Avid reader and writer of science fiction, basketball player, skier

Jacob Kotcher

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Posted 2022-07-18 under Entry Level