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Jacob Weston

Grand Rapids, MI, USA

Jacob M. Weston

Education
Grand Valley State University, Allendale, MI Graduated: December 2019
B.S in Geography - Emphasis in Geospatial Technology Major GPA: 3.71
Minor in Environmental Studies

Work Experience
GVSU Annis Water Resources Institute, Muskegon, MI January 2020 Present
Research Assistant:
Quantifying fecal pollution in the Grand River Watershed using spatial stream network models
- Compile nationally available hydrologic data with ArcGIS, QGIS, and R Studio
- Build statistical models to analyze complex covariate interactions
-Apply GIS skills to solve water quality issues within the Great Lakes region
Satellite imaging and mapping of wetland dynamics
- Compile and analyze multispectral imagery using Google Earth Engine and R Studio
- Generate topographic products to assist with delineating inundated areas
- Participate as team member on planning and implementation of GIS procedures

GVSU Geography and Sustainable Planning, Allendale, MI June 2019 December 2019
Geographic Information Systems Lab Assistant
- Supported students in advanced GIS and remote sensing classes
- Maintained and installed computer lab hardware and software
- Assisted professors with student evaluations
- Led GIS exercises individually and in group settings for different age groups

Moore & Bruggink Consulting Engineers, Grand Rapids, MI September 2020 - October 2020
Residential Parking Permit Program Field Work
- Performed field collection of parking counts throughout the City of Grand Rapids using ArcGIS Collector
- Planned driving routes for effective collection times within these areas

Blandford Nature Center, Grand Rapids, MI Seasonal Work May to August 2019
Land Stewardship Intern
- Surveyed and mapped locations of forested areas for land management
- Identified and removed invasive plants through different treatments
- Led adult and student volunteer groups through various stewardship projects

Certifications and Coursework
- Certificates: Geographic Information Systems & Environmental Remote Sensing
- Coursework: Advanced GIS, Digital Image Processing, Computer Cartography, Concepts of Database Systems, GIS in Urban-Regional Analysis, Resource Measurements and Maps, Introduction to JAVA programming
- Technical Skills: ArcGIS, TerrSet, ERDAS Imagine, eCognition, QGIS, R Studio, Google Earth Engine, ArcGIS Collector, Microsoft Office

Awards/Affiliations
- Gamma Theta Upsilon, International Geographical Honor Society March 2019 - Present
- Association of Student Geographers August 2018 December 2019

Jacob Weston

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