Jennifer B Sharpe


I attended Miami University (Ohio) where I studied geography with an emphasis on GIS and cartography (1987-1991). I then attended the University of Nebraska-Lincoln where I received a masters in geography with a focus on GIS/Remote Sensing/Mapping (1991-1994). After a 6-month fellowship working at the EROS Data Center in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, I applied for and obtained a position as a geographer at the USGS Water Resources Division in Lincoln, Nebraska (Dec. 1994-Sept. 1997). In September 1997 I moved to Urbana, Illinois to work as a geographer at the USGS (Sept. 1997-present).


University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Lincoln, NE, 68588. M.A. Geography, December 1994.

Miami University, Oxford, OH, 45056. B.A. Geography, Cartography Minor, May 1991.  


GEOGRAPHER GS-11, U.S. Geological Survey Central Midwest Water Science Center, Urbana, Illinois (September 1997–present), Supervisor: Elizabeth Murphy, 217/328-8747. Work duties include assisting project personnel with Geographic Information Systems needs, ranging from the analysis of spatial data for the continuation of project goals to graphics for presentations and final reports, providing additional cartographic services and graphics; providing data release assistance to NAWQA GW team; Collateral Duty Safety Officer (Jan. 2007-present) duties include providing personnel with information and assistance with all science center safety issues.

GEOGRAPHER GS-9, U.S. Geological Survey, Water Resources Division, Lincoln, Nebraska (December 1994–September 1997). Work activities included Geographic Information Systems specialist, Web supervisor, cartographic services, graphics specialist, report production for print.

VISITING EPA FELLOW, United Nations Environment Programme/Global Resource InformationDatabase Programme (UNEP/GRID), EROS Data Center, Sioux Falls, South Dakota (six-month appointment from June 1994–November 1994), Supervisor-- Used GIS to develop watershed database for the African continent from DEM data and researched existing reports and datasets of similar theme to determine accuracy of the new database.            

RESEARCH ASSISTANT, Center for Advanced Land Management Information Technologies (CALMIT), Conservation and Survey Division, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Lincoln, Nebraska (July 1991–May 1994).