+ Upcoming: NACIS 2018 Talk, Branding in Cartography
+ Upcoming: NACIS 2018 Talk, (A Woman’s) Cartographic Perspective
+ Featured: 2018 Geohipster Calendar
+ Published: Maps and graphics in the History of Cartography Project, Volume 6: p. xxiii
+ Featured: A Cartographer's Story - a brief discussion about work in Mongolia
+ Published: Peer review article, the design and evaluation of Global Madison (mentioned above in Portfolio)
+ Volunteer: Co-organizer for Practical Cartography Day, 2017
+ Workshop: Teaching people to map with Openstreetmap at NACIS, to help collect data for humanitarian purposes
+ Talk: February 2017 Maptime DC talk on aesthetics and maps
+ Talk: University of Oregon Department of Geography, February 2017 - Exploring Technology's Relationship with Traditional and Web Cartography (as well as how concepts relate to education)
+ Volunteer: Co-organizer for Practical Cartography Day, 2016

+ Feature: OFDA post highlighting my GIS Analyst and Cartography work
+ Workshop: While at OFDA, I volunteered to help teach Openstreetmap in many Mapathons. At work, I also led OSM training for OFDA, along with teaching map and GPS navigation skills for deployed staff.
+ Press: Alberto Cairo, The Many-Faced Infographic: Brooklyn, Elephants, and the Visualization of Data
+ Press: Telling a Story with Data
+ Press: UW-Madison Students Sweep Awards
+ Featured: 50 Year's of Change, Bostock's D3 Gallery
+ Interview: Bachelor's of Science interview, how my triple majors tie together, Geography, Cartography/GIS, Spanish Linguistics, and ... Impostor Syndrome
+ Talk: NACIS 2015 Practical Cartography Day, Restyling Old and Cluttered Maps
+ Talk: NACIS 2014, How Technology Affected Aesthetics of Pre-1900s Maps
+ Featured: Cartographic Perspective 2011, No 68, NACIS 2011 winners

About Me

Click HERE for a more detailed, printable CV.

I'm a detail-oriented cartographer, analyst and designer and I am passionate about creating visual stories. Whether on my own or working collaboratively, I enjoy finding creative solutions for all data visualization goals.

  • 2017 - Present

    Cartographer and Graphic Designer

    As the first cartographer at NFWF, I defined the brand aesthetic of NFWF maps, in bring more spatial data visualizations (both static and interactive) and graphics to a range of products for internal and external planning and information exchange.

    At NFWF, I Also help Communications design and create publication materials, such as fact sheets and grant slates.

    Additionally, I help to lead discussions and planning for the re-development and structuring of our spatial database. I am also the liaison for external communicatation, Re: anything spatial.

  • April 2015 - April 2017

    GIS Analyst

    Project manager for South & Western African Nations at USAID/OFDA. I provided geospatial services to USAID/OFDA's humanitarian work in the form of maps and graphics, spatial analysis, and technical team projects. Projects included sudden onset taskers as well as long term creations and updates, in print and on the web. I also was in charge of rebranding various OFDA map styles (some examples shown above in portfolio).

  • August 2013 - May 2014

    Project Assistant

    I became the Project Assistant for the UW-Cartography lab, where I managed and led multiple projects requiring geographic analysis and design needs of the UW system, government agencies, authors and publishers as well as many commercial clients, in addition to any other regular Cartography Lab needs (see below). I also trained other cartographers as needed.

  • September 2013

    Cartographic Design Consultant

    For a fast-paced 10 days I was the cartographic design expert, leader, and teacher for a project in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia. I gave cartographic technical support for The Asia Foundation during formal and informal working meetings with government, private sector, and non-governmental leaders, and technical staff. I led the production of ~300 maps (and helped to make them as well) to visually communicate the needs of the impoverished ger communities, while also restructuring the production process and database management.

  • April 2012 - May 2013

    Cartographer and Graphic Designer

    Under UW-Madison Cartography Lab employment, I created any necessary graphic designs for the History of Cartography Project’s 6th volume, such as maps, diagrams, and infographics.

  • April 2012 - May 2013

    UW-Madison Cartography Lab

    Senior year of my undergraduate career, I began working as a student cartographer. I served the geographic analysis and design needs of the UW system, government agencies, authors and publishers, as well as many commercial clients. I also provided complete graphic design services for print brochures and books, online maps and websites, and interactive maps.

  • 2008 - 2014

    Academic Career

    I triple majored in four years at University of Wisconsin-Madison: Geography with PPeople/Environment Interactions Emphasis; Cartography & GIS; and Spanish Linguistics, graduating in 2012. I then continued my academic career and graduated with a Master of Science n Cartrography & GIS in 2014.