Skip to main content
U.S. flag

An official website of the United States government

Samantha Doering

Samantha is a Geographer at the NGTOC in Denver. She is a certified planner (AICP) with two degrees and 10-years' experience in Urban Planning. Samantha currently works on the TNMCorps crowd-sourcing project and recently acquired a second master's degree in Natural Resource Stewardship from Colorado State University.

Samantha is a Geographer at the NGTOC in Denver. She is a certified planner (AICP) with a bachelor's and a master's degree in Urban Planning, along with 10-years’ experience in the environmental engineering industry and 20-years' experience with ESRI products. Upon relocating to Colorado, Samantha returned to school to pursue a lifelong passion for natural resources.  In 2019, Samantha received her Masters of Natural Resource Stewardship degree from Colorado State University, after which USGS hired her as a full time Geographer. Samantha first came to USGS as a TNMCorps volunteer, after which she received a student contract and then a pathways position. Since joining the USGS in 2017, Samantha has worked in Structures on the TNMCorps crowd-sourcing project.

Professional Experience

  • 2019 - present | Geographer | USGS | Denver, CO

  • 2017 - 2019 | Pathways Intern | USGS | Denver, CO

  • 2016 - 2017 | Transportation GIS Specialist (Student Contractor) | USGS | Denver, CO

  • 2016 | Map Editor (probono) | USGS | Denver, CO

  • 2004 - 2015 | Environmental Planner / GIS Specialist | CDM Smith | Cincinnati, OH

Education and Certifications

  • Master of Natural Resource Stewardship, Colorado State University, 2019

  • Master of Community Planning, University of Cincinnati, 2004

  • Bachelor of Urban Planning, University of Cincinnati, 2002

Affiliations and Memberships

  • 2014 - Present | American Institute of Certified Planners (AICP)

  • 2002 - Present | American Planning Association (APA)

Science and Products