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Jack Spining

Knoxville, TN, USA

Curriculum Vitae

Jack Spining

Walters Life Science Building C301
1000 Phillip Fulmer Way
Knoxville, TN 37916
(615) 838-4444

M.S. in Geography, August 2021 - May 2023 (Anticipated), University of Tennessee, Knoxville. Working Thesis: Winery Health in the Western Cape, ZA
Advisor: Dr. Hannah V. Herrero
GPA: 4.0

BA. in Geography, August 2017 - May 2021, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, Summa Cum Laude

Professional Appointments

August 2021 - Present

Graduate Teaching Assistant, Department of Geography & Sustainability, University of Tennessee, Knoxville. Classes: Environmental Issues in National Parks (GEOG200), World Geography (GEOG101), Weather, Climate, and Climate Change (GEOG 131), and Climate Change/Human Response (GEOG333), Landscapes and Environment (GEOG 132).
Spining, J. (2022) “Understanding the Impacts of Climate Change and Variability on the Wine Industry in Western Cape, ZA” Guest Lecturer for undergraduate course Geography of Africa (GEOG372) at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville.

Skills & Proficiencies
● ArcGIS Pro; ArcGIS Online; ArcGIS Story Maps,
● Google Earth Engine; ENVI; remote sensing data collection/management;
● Vector and raster data management; georeferencing; geocoding; spatial analysis; geostatistics
● Programming languages: RStudio, Python/Jupyter Notebook, Javascript
● Microsoft Office
● Customer Service

Employment History

University of Tennessee, Knoxville Department of Agriculture
January 2021 - May 2021
Student Worker

● Tasked with the mapping portion of an internet broadband project for the National Peanut Board
● Collected and compiled data such as addresses and contact info for each board member
● Geocoded those addresses to a map using ArcGIS Pro
● Downloaded FCC census block and broadband data
● Loaded census block and broadband data onto a map with geocoded addresses in order for the National Peanut Board to propose a project for better broadband access for their members
Baskin Robbins
May 2015 - August 2021
Shift Leader

● Performed opening duties like counting money and storing it in safe
● Handled delivery trucks, took inventory weekly ●
● Acquired customer service, communication, and conflict resolution skills

Prestige Parking
December 2016 - August 2021
Valet Attendant

● Cooperated with co-workers to park and return cars to event guests in an efficient and safe manner
● Devised plans with fellow co-workers on where the optimal place to park cars in order for maximum efficiency and logic
● Greeted guests as they exited their vehicles and instructed them inside or in the case of the elderly, we would escort them if needed
East Tennessee Development District
October 2020 – May 2021
Grant Staff Intern

● Read through grant proposals for multiple infrastructure projects around the East TN area
● Completed environmental review checklists to ensure certain areas would not be affected by these projects
● Contacted local businesses to inquire about potential waste production

Research Experience
GIS in the Community
January 2020 – April 2020
Department of Geography

● Aided the Cocke County Tourism Department in promoting ecotourism opportunities for visitors
● Collected data about businesses around the Cocke County area including: addresses, operating hours, and type of business
● Created itineraries using ArcGIS Story Maps to help incoming tourists decide when and where to visit before leaving Cocke County
● Published story maps using our itineraries and ESRI’s ArcGIS Online software encouraging tourists to spend time in the area

University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Department of Geography
Undergraduate Research Assistant
August – November 2018

● Assisted then PhD student Maegan Rochner in research to reconstruct past climate and environmental conditions using tree-ring data
● Helped scan and date tree core samples
● Dated tree core samples through microscope

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Posted 2023-04-10 under Geography, Geospatial, Remote Sensing