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Matthew Berns

Thornton, CO, USA

Objectives
Finishing MS Degree in Environmental Science with specialization in Geospatial Analysis and completion of GIS
Certification in December 2019 from the University of Colorado Denver. Currently employed as an Environmental Planner
Intern for the Jacobs Engineering Group. Looking to be hired full time in a related position by graduation. Preference is a
GIS role due to GIS background. Willing to relocate.
Education
MASTER OF SCIENCE IN ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE | DECEMBER 2019 | UNIVERSITY OF COLORADO
DENVER | 3.6 GPA
• Major: Environmental Science – Specialization: Geospatial Analysis
• Relevant coursework: Research Topics in Environmental Sciences, Earth Environments and Human Impacts, Hazard
Mitigation and Vulnerability Assessment, Environmental Hydrology, Cartography and Computer Mapping, Risk
Assessment, Applied Spatial Statistics, GIS Relational Database Systems, Community Research Practicum, Open
Source Software for Geospatial Applications, Remote Sensing I, Biogeography, Environmental Modeling with GIS, GIS
Programming and Automation
• Graduate Level GIS Certification
BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN GEOLOGY| MARCH 2016 | CALIFORNIA STATE UNIVERSITY, LOS ANGELES |
3.7 GPA
• Major: Geology - Option: Environmental Geosciences
• Relevant coursework: Hydrogeology, Watershed Analysis, GIS, Mineralogy, Geological Mapping, Geomorphology,
Sedimentary Petrology, Structural Geology, Geology of Southern California, Historical Geology, Oceanography,
Geochemistry, Engineering Geology, Applied Climatology
• 2014-2015, Martin Stout Scholarship for academic excellence in the Geoscience and Environment department
• GIS Certification
• Member of Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society
Skills & Abilities
• GIS Skillset - ArcMap, ArcGIS Pro, QGIS, SQL, PostgreSQL, PostGIS, R, Relational Database Management, ENVI,
ModelBuilder, Python programming
• Experience with Trimble GPS units for field data acquisition
• Knowledge of National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) and documentation for environmental planning
• Skilled in Microsoft Office applications
• Biologic and geologic field experience
• Technical writing for reports

Employment History
ENVIRONMENTAL PLANNER INTERN | JACOBS ENGINEERING GROUP | JUNE 2019 – CURRENT |
ENGLEWOOD, CO
• Uses ESRI ArcMap to develop maps necessary for department needs
• Assists in writing National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) documents
• Assists with biological field-work including vegetation transects, wetland delineations, tree surveys
• Uses Trimble GPS units with GIS software to create shapefiles in the filed to be used for analysis
• Meet deadlines for deliverables
• Takes notes and provides important documents for meetings with stakeholders and clients
PAYMENT SOLUTIONS ADVOCATE | ALLIANCE DATA CARD SERVICES | JUNE 2017 – JUNE 2019 |
WESTMINSTER, CO
• Called credit card account holders with delinquent accounts to collect payment
• Achieved Advocate promotion after success in ranking system
• Team Captain Role for 3 months – in charge of team morale and expectations for success
LOGISTICS ACCOUNT EXECUTIVE | TOTAL QUALITY LOGISTICS | MAY 2016 – APRIL 2017 |
DENVER, CO

• Was trained in an extensive program that taught how to cold call and close clients on the phone
• Cold called 80-100 times a day to reach out to different business B2B to persuade them to use TQL as their resource
for domestic logistics operations
• Successfully met and exceeded different sales quotas
• Earned clients trust and was an expert in handling their logistics
RESEARCH ASSISTANT| INTERNSHIP | CAL STATE LOS ANGELES | OCTOBER 2015 – APRIL 2016 |
LOS ANGELES, CA
• Researched online to find references needed for professor’s research project on basins in the Los Angeles region.
• Visited university libraries throughout Los Angeles to attain references that could not be found online, created PDFs
of references
• Analyze written reports and provide feedback.
• Made phone calls and emailed various agencies who had references in their possession.
• Attended meetings on project with agency officials and professor.
• Was featured in final report as contributor

Matthew Berns

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Posted 2019-11-04 under Geospatial