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Darren Roach

Reno, NV, USA

Darren S Roach
8772 Lynrock Circle
Reno, NV 89523 (775)722-6863
University of Nevada Reno (UNR), Reno, NV May 2017
Bachelors of Science, Geography, Minor in Geology, GPA 3.3
Truckee Meadows Community College (TMCC), Reno, NV Dec 2014
Associates in Science with an emphasis in Geology
Professional Experience
Staff Scientist, ERRG (Engineering/ Remediation Resources Group) July 2017- Nov 2017
• Operating a RTK system on a daily basis. Operated Spectra, Ranger as part of the RTK system
• Downloading and uploading data (Excel and shapefiles) from various Trimble units (GeoXH, and GeoXT)
• Preforming office Administration duties: Compiling daily reports, scanning, converting, editing, and saving files (PDF, Excel, Word)
Academic Experience
Internship: Teacher’s Aide Spring 2017
Geography 312: Cartography
• Help students with learning the basics of Adobe Illustrator
• Help students with learning the basics of ArcGIS
Undergraduate Research Assistant: UNR, Reno, NV Fall 2015
Red Hawk Project, PhD. UNR, Reno, NV
• Created three separate buffers (11.3 m., 0.l25 km., 1.5 km.) for 72 different nests
• Plotted 50 random spots within each buffer
• Analyzed buffer zones to identify the terrain surrounding the nest
Academic Projects
Geography 210: Designed a map displaying the top three locations for an environmental education center in a given location. The goal was to find ideal locations that needed to have: sloped land between 0-5 degrees, easy access and within 800 meters to the highway, hiking trails within 300 meters, known fault lines away from the lot 500 meters or further, and was a privately owned parcel. Program used in ESRI’s ArcGIS.
Geography 312: Created a poster for the trucking company ITS Logistics. The poster provided information about who and what ITS is for their customers and employees. Programs used were ESRI’s ArcGIS, and Adobe illustrator. Data was provided by ITS Logistics management.
Geography 405: Generated the hypothetical question “Where would be the best place for ITS Logistics to relocated?” This was answered by taking their top 10 customers, and running the spatial analysis tool Inverse Distance Weighted (IDW). Programs used were ESRI’s ArcGIS, Adobe illustrator, and Microsoft PowerPoint.
Geography 409: This project looked at undeveloped lots in Downtown Reno. The question was “If the City of Reno wanted to create a green space, such as an urban garden, which lot has the best available sunlight?” The percentage of each lot’s sunlight was calculated by taking the shade in the lot and then dividing it from the lots overall size. Tools used for this project was ESRI’s ArcGIS, Google Earth, Google Earth Pro, Microsoft’s Excel, and Adobe illustrator.
Leadership Experience and Activities
Undergraduate Geography Club, UNR, Reno NV
President Fall 2016 - Spring 2017
• Administered a silent auction which raised money for the club
• Promote campus-wide outreach and recruiting for the UNR Geography Department
• Encourage networking opportunities (on-campus, conferences, presentations, workshops
• Reported to the school’s Graduate Student Association (GSA)
Science Technology Engineer Mathematics (STEM Society), (TMCC), Reno, NV
President Fall 2014 – Spring 2015
• Held executive meetings and talked about ideas of the club
• Coordinated social media club promotion
• Organized guest lecturers for club meetings
• Attended a monthly Presidents meeting at the Student Government Association(SGA)
Secretary Spring 2014
• Kept track of executive meetings minutes
• Reported to the school’s Student Government Association (SGA)
Additional Information
Computer Skills: ArcGIS, Google Earth, Google Earth Pro, Microsoft Outlook, Microsoft Office, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft PowerPoint, Illustrator, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Acrobat
Personal Skills: Honest, Respectful, Polite, Hard Worker
Hobbies: Traveling, Old Cars, Trying Cultural Food
Awards: Outstanding Bachelors in Science Students in Geography, UNR (May 2017)

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