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Miles Van Denburg

Chicago, IL, USA

Miles Van Denburg

Worcester, MA, USA

MILES H. VAN DENBURG | (773) 931-2775 | | LinkedIn Profile

Master of Science in Geographic Information Science September 2019-Expected 2021
Clark University, Worcester, Massachusetts
Overall GPA: 4.05
Bachelors of Arts in Anthropology September 2014-December 2016
DePaul University, Chicago, IL
Pontifica University, Lima Peru, Exchange Program July - November 2015


Remote Sensing Research Assistant
Clark Labs, Worcester, MA May 2020 - Present
Research and develop methodology for conducting variable and algorithmic exploration.
Perform regional modeling as part of the ongoing Half-Earth Project, this research will model global land change from 2000-2018 and then predict it to 2050.

Geospatial Research Analyst
Clark University , Worcester, MA January 2020 – Present
Work with a global team of remote sensing scientists as part of the GEO-GEE Programme to produce tangible societal
benefits using the power of Earth observations coupled to Google Earth Engine.
Developed essential biodiversity variables for climate change monitoring using Google Earth Engine to extract and analyze
phenological metrics to explore trends over time using two key R packages RGEE and GreenBrown
Created R Shiny Apps of the output along with custom functions for creating a pipeline between google earth engine and R

Graduate Teaching Assistant, Spatial Analysis of Health
Clark University, Worcester, MA October 2019 – May 2020
Designed and Instruct weekly lab sessions utilizing ArcPro & QGIS GIS analysis tools
Developed homework assignments/in-class demos, graded assignments, critiqued cartographic products
Supported students with troubleshooting in-class and during office hours

Digital Marketing Strategist & Social Media Manager April 2017 - August 2019
The Davis Theater/Carbon Arc Bar & Board Group, Chicago, IL
Designed and managed a Google Analytics and digital skill development Internship program for a team of 10
Conceptualized and curated social media pages for the businesses with a total audience of over 6,000
Leveraged research and tools to populate digital/social customer profiles; created strategic programs/campaigns using consumer insights; and monitored KPIS in line with business objectives/goals

Digital Communications Specialist, FARM Illinois Contract Consultant September 2018 - December 2018
Foresight Design Initiative, Chicago, IL
Coordinated the Horizon21C event in sustainable agriculture sector for Executive B2B networking and strategic alliances
Created web page & social media content; audited, analyzed and evaluated social media channel using Hootsuite and insights pages from LinkedIn and Twitter
Conducted SEO traffic, link, and keyword audits to optimize for rankings, Google algorithms, and search terms

Education Program Development Assistant/​Store Associate February 2017 - August 2018
National Hellenic Museum, Chicago, IL
Coordinated children’s educational programs for field trips of up to 120 students
Created multiple tours of the city highlighting contributions of Hellenism to the skyline and neighborhoods of Chicago
Collaborated with the Education team on school outreach/business development

History & Architecture Research Intern November 2016 - April 2017
PBS/WTTW Channel 11, Chicago, IL
Aggregated and organized archival articles, maps, images, film, and video to create content for the “Ask Geoffrey” segment
Wrote scripts containing researched content for the “Ask Geoffrey” segment of the nightly televised Chicago Tonight
Developed and planned production shoots

Research Assistant January - April 2017
DePaul University- College of Liberal Arts and Social Science, Chicago, IL
Designed and developed an interdisciplinary website hosted through DePaul promulgating GIS work completed by students/professors within the College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences
Practiced SEO to augment potential viewer base beyond that of the DePaul students and staff
Utilized Google Analytics to track monitor Website growth and investigate potential KPIS

Languages: ​Fluent in Spanish
Applications & Software: ArcMap, ArcPro, PostgreSQL, PostGIS, Terrset, QGIS, Google Earth Engine, Wordpress, Sharepoint, Insightly, Illustrator, Weebly, Photoshop, Dreamweaver Qualtrics, SPSS, Hootsuite, Hubspot, SocialPilot, Google Analytics, Google Ad Words, Google Data Studio, Mailchimp, Survey Monkey
Computer Languages: ​ HTML, JavaScript, CSS, SQL, R, Python
R Packages: Tidyverse (dplyr, ggplot2, rvest, tibble, tidyr, stringr, lubridate, purrr, magrittr, readr), sf, sp, rgdal, raster, rasterVis, tmap Python Packages: ArcPy, NumPy, Pandas, BeautifulSoup, Selenium

Miles Van Denburg

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