– It All Starts Here

Lisa Silva

Portland, OR, USA

4015 SW Pasadena Street
Portland, OR 97219

Master of Arts
GIS Development and Environment
Clark University, Worcester MA
December 2006

Bachelor of Science
Geography and GIS Portland State University, Portland OR June 2000
Continuous self-training
• CompTIA CTT+ Technical trainer certification -2010
• Esri Certified ArcGIS Desktop Associate -2011
• Data Science: R Basics -HarvardX 2018

• Data Science: Visualization -HarvardX 2018
• ArcGIS Pro -ESRI Academy 2018
• ArcGIS Online Mobile using Android devices.

Employment History

Lead Training Instructor for the following Esri GIS Courses: April 2007- February 2012

• ArcGIS 1: Introduction to GIS
• ArcGIS 2: Essential Workflows
• ArcGIS 3: Performing Analysis
• Introduction to ArcGIS Sever
• Building Geodatabases
• ArcGIS Business Analyst
• Learning Python for GIS
• ArcGIS Spatial Analyst-statistics

Small Business Owner May 2014-Present
Silva Cafι
• Owner and manager of a coffee shop and bakery in Southwest Portland.
• Used GIS software and statistical data to build a successful business plan.
• Calculated cost of goods for each menu item.
• Building respectable customer relationships and business connections for five years.
• Our customer population has tripled from 2016 to 2018; raising profits by 70% in the last two years.

Assistant Instructor/GIS Lab Assistant, January 2013-June 2014
Portland State University and Portland Community College
• Volunteered as a GIS Analyst subject matter expert (SME) for graduate and undergraduate students.
• Provided assistance to students using ArcGIS applications and open source GIS Software, such as, Quantum GIS, PostgreSQL, PostGIS (Postgres) as it pertained to image analysis, geodatabase structure building, data management and general spatial analysis.

IT Human Resource Training Specialist February 2012-December 2012
Bonneville Power Administration (BPA)
• Developed BPA’s ArcGIS Online maps and GIS software trainings.
• Authored detailed GIS training workbooks and produced GIS training videos for over 400 BPA employees.
• Managed and maintained an inventory of critical company data using ArcMap database structures.
• Demonstrated multiple GIS Analysis procedures and GIS models for transmission assets throughout BPA, including knowledge of the electrical utility industry and experience in acquiring right of way and related property interest data.
• Delivered GPS field data collection demonstrations, ArcMap editing, managed ESRI ArcSDE Enterprise Geodatabases for MS SQL Server and data managing procedures to the BPA GIS field team. Also worked with outside data sources from RLIS data, Census data, and TIGER data.
• Successfully worked with multiple teams during development GIS designs at BPA.
• Published BPA GIS software documents and presentations using PowerPoint and Microsoft office software for the internal 2010 SharePoint site.

Esri GIS Course Instructor April 2007- February 2012
Esri Educational Services-Headquarters, Redlands, CA
• CompTIA CTT+ Technical trainer certification
• Esri training instructor on topics of GIS Desktop application and GIS database structures.
• Advisor and editor of ArcGIS desktop classroom materials.
• Continuous updated studies of data analysis techniques, multi user geodatabase management, Python coding, converting multiple GIS data formats for editing; including converting CAD generated drawings.
• Used Model Builder to string together multiple GIS tools and scripts for automation functions.
• Experience conducting live online technical training classes using Adobe Connect accounts and linked conference calls.
• Produced and maintained Esri’s internal technical trainers SharePoint 2010 site that is used by over a hundred people in the educational department.

Esri Desktop and Extensions Technical Support April 2008-April 2009
Esri Support Services-Headquarters, Redlands, CA
• Client support of ArcMap applications and data structure, which included support of; Business Analyst extension, Model Builder, geodatabase management, Python script, mobile ArcPad, Spatial Analyst extension, Time Animation, Map layouts, and Imagery Server using screen sharing live client support services.
• Reported software bugs and wrote software knowledge base articles for the Esri support website.

GIS Lab Director and GIS Instructor May 2006 – September 2006
The Iracambi Rainforest Research and Conservation Center, Brazil
• Implemented and raised funding for vegetation classification map projects in the Atlantic Rainforest of Brazil through field work, GPS handheld devices and ArcGIS mapping software.
• All projects were submitted as a published thesis paper at Clark University in Worcester, MA.
• Directed the GIS lab research center projects, organized data collection reports and data storage in multiple file geodatabases.
• Researched rainforest protection publications for future environmental protection project proposals.
• Provided GIS software training, mobile GPS usage training and cartography skills training to other volunteer researchers;

Software Technical Support August 2005 – May 2006
IDRISI Clark Labs, Worcester, MA
• Installation and software support via email for IDRISI mapping software users.
• Tested raster software tools, tutorials and data models including the Land Change Modeler based on a Neural Networks Model for the IDRISI Andes 15.0 Edition;

Peace Corps Volunteer September 2002 – December 2004
The Gambia, West Africa
• Trained local communities in sustainable agriculture and forestry management.
• Trained local villages on how to set up a solar energy system.
• Shared resources on improved irrigation techniques.
• Collected data for the German Forestry Department database on bush fire activity.

Lisa Silva

Posted 2019-01-03 under Geospatial