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Marisa Mcginnis

Torrance, CA, USA

Torrance, CA ●
(310) 998-7647


University of Southern California Los Angeles, CA
Master of Science, Geographic Information Science and Technology (GIST) August 2018
Graduate Certificate, GIST Program May 2017
University of California, Irvine Irvine, CA
Bachelor of the Arts, Public Health Policy June 2016

August 2016- August 2018

University of Southern California
Master’s Thesis
• A Spatiotemporal Analysis of Environmental Risk Factors of Lyme Disease in the Northeastern United States
Spatial Modeling
Geographic Information Science (GIS) Programming and Customization
Spatial Analyses
Spatial Databases
Concepts for Spatial Thinking
Spatial Data Acquisition
Fieldwork Project- Testing the Accuracy of Geocache Coordinates in Two Harbors, Catalina Island.
• Thesis Prospectus- Predicting Crimes in Los Angeles County Based on Prior Crimes


Tara Moore and Associates, Inc. Los Angeles, CA
GIS Consultant for Architecture Office December 2016 - Present

• Using ArcGIS and ArcGIS Pro, map protected tree species, in environmentally sensitive habitat areas (ESHA), to provide accurate site plans for determining mitigation measures.
• Generate topographic files in ArcGIS and then transforming them to .DWG files for AutoCAD, for use in development and project proposals.

UCLA Health Information Services and Solutions Westwood, CA
Office of Health Informatics and Analytics– Business Intelligence Analyst September 2017 to November 2017

• Created analytic dashboards in Tableau to assist clients in understanding business objectives.
• Created custom SQL queries to create metrics to use in Tableau.
• As project coordinator, designed investigative dashboards to track Epic 2017 Upgrade progress.
• Created workflows to facilitate consistencies in testing methods and documentation for Epic 2017 Upgrade.
• Constructed a workflow to convert geographic data to a usable form in Tableau 10.1.

UCLA Health Information Services and Solutions Westwood, CA
Office of Health Informatics and Analytics– Business Intelligence Intern May 2017 to September 2017

• Managed and coordinated the Epic 2017 Upgrade to keep the project on track.
• Created metrics for an analytic dashboard to track the Upgrade progress.
• Completed an online course in SQL to strengthen knowledge of language.
• Directed meetings, answered questions, and provided support for the project team.
• Created workflows to enable consistency in testing methods and documentation for Epic 2017 Upgrade.
• Check reports in different testing environments to identify broken or corrupted reports.

Andres Hair Studio San Pedro, CA
Receptionist August 2016 to August 2017,
June 2010 to September 2013

• Worked as an interface between 12 stylists and clients to schedule appointments and take calls.
• Assisted Manager in inventory, stocking and various office duties.
• Greeted clientele, and answered questions for walk in customers.

University of California, Irvine (UCI) Irvine, CA
Human Resources- Wellness Intern March 2016 to June 2016

• Organized the system wide UC Walks event for the Irvine Campus.
• Designed promotional materials like flyers and videos.
• Created two UCI Meaningful Mile walks through various parts of the Campus to increase staff fitness.
• Assisted in the planning of the annual UCI Faculty and Staff Wellness and Safety fair.
• Recruited student volunteers to work UC Walks event and Faculty and Staff Wellness and Safety Fair.

Finish Line Newport Beach, CA
Sales Associate July 2014 to January 2015

• Responded quickly and resourcefully to customer requests and concerns.
• Collaborated with other sales associates to effectively address the needs of the customer.
• Assisted manager with stocking, inventory, and merchandising.
• Represented the store in a professional and positive manner.

Applications: ArcGIS, ArcGIS Pro, Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft PowerPoint, Sharepoint, Tableau, Microsoft SQL Server, Rosy Salon Scheduler, Infoview, Epic 2017
Programming Languages: SQL, R, Python
Organizations: University of California, Irvine Alumni Association; University of Southern California Alumni Association
Related Experience: Trimble, GPS, Remote Desktops

University of California, Irvine
Advanced GIS
• Comparing the Incidence of Diabetes to Risk Factors in Counties in Oklahoma.
Geographic Information Systems for Public Health, Principles of Public Health, Case Studies Public Health, Intro to Epidemiology, Health Promotion, Nutrition and Global Health, Health Professions and Institutions, Public Health Communications, Complementary and Alternative Medicine, Health Behavior Theory, Health Policy, Health Science Concepts.

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Posted 2019-01-26 under Cartography, Consultant