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Christine Kangas

Billings, MT, USA

A self-motivated professional with training experience in individual and group settings. An efficient and ambitious multitasker able to work with minimal supervision. Varying skills include extensive experience with interpreting aerial photogrammetry, digitizing data, and performing quality control. Leadership experience includes maintaining group communication and providing timely updates, conducting meetings, providing group and individual feedback, organizing events, creating presentations, and scheduling guest speakers. Has a passion for teaching and environmental conservation.

M.S. Environmental Policy, Kaplan University, 2014 – 2016
B.A. Geography, Miami University, 2002 – 2007

Professional Certifications & Memberships
GISP, GISci, License #90163, 2015 – 2023
Montana Association of Geographic Information Professionals – 2020 – 2021

Specific Qualifications
- Full coverage, raw-data extraction from aerial photography for defense operatives
- Able to adapt to rapidly changing guidance and perform quality checks to bring all data to standards
- Proficient at attribution of features based on information derived from both raster and vector data sources
- Examples include attribution of surface material, lane count, traffic direction of flow, and names of roads

Work Experience
Geospatial Analyst III, Sprint
October 2019 – Present
- Compile, extract, and attribute of state data from diverse sources in a versioned enterprise geodatabase environment utilizing ESRI products (ArcCatalog, ArcMAP 10.7, ArcGIS Online, ArcGIS Pro)
- Assists Bureau of Land Management (BLM) technical experts and field staff in creating, defining, and documenting data standards, data quality processes, data creation, and creation and updates of FGDC compliant metadata for roll-up into national views
- Performance of QA/QC according to rigorous organizational standards to verify geospatial data and documentation meet the needs of the program, is complete, and in correct format for use and interpretation

GeoData Corp.
Senior Geospatial Analyst and Quality Control
February 2017 – October 2019
- Extracted, attributed, and reviewed geospatial vector data utilizing ESRI’s ArcMap 10.6.1 and aerial imagery
- Performed quality control
- Worked in various AOIs across multiple projects simultaneously to ensure timely delivery of data
- Trained new technicians, developed training documents, and assisted in leading team meetings and presentations

USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service
Environmental Resource Specialist (Volunteer)
August 2014 – October 2019
- Assisted with conservation planning, practice installation, and follow up of existing conservation plans and practices both in field and in office
- Prepared of educational documents
- General file management

Tri-county Educational Service Center
Substitute Teacher
July 2017 – June 2019
- Managed classroom to promote a safe, comfortable, and respectful environment for the students to learn and grow, utilizing notes on lessons and instructions left by the lead teacher
- Familiarity working with students of varying ages, abilities, and backgrounds
- Improvised lessons based on class reception of information and class interests to create maximum fun and learning for each class taught

Crawford Park District
Conservation Manager
January 2017 – March 2017
- Managed removal of invasive plant species within the park district to restore and maintain native biodiversity for a grant from The Nature Conservancy
- Implemented various removal methods to suit target species with assistance of a direct report
- Assisted with setup for educational events and care of reptiles and mice in the nature center

Quality Assurance II
Quality Assurance I
GIS Technician
April 2008 – July 2013
- Worked as a federal subcontractor on multi-site collaboration projects, providing guidance for other locations to improve consistency
- Reviewed and updated geospatial information to verify correct delineation and coding of features
- Coached QC1 and GIS technicians in direct feedback sessions on new methods, tools, and photo interpretation to improve their quality
- Assisted with project setups including creating databases, geo-rectifying ancillary data, and downloading/shape file creation of geonames
- Led data sanitization to ensure proper classification standards applied

Professional & Charitable Organizations
Kaplan University Science Club – President 2015 – 2016
Golden Key International Honour Society

Creating and Editing Data with ArcGIS Pro – 2020
Working with Parcel Data in ArcGIS Pro – 2020
Programming for Everybody (Getting Started with Python) – 2020
ESRI 2020 User Conference (ESRI UC) – 2020
ESRI Cartography – 2018
ESRI DIY GeoApps – 2016
ESRI Location Advantage – 2016
ESRI Going Places with Spatial Analysis – 2016
ESRI Earth Imagery at Work – 2016
How to Write a Grant Proposal (CEU) – 2016

Christine Kangas

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