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 Hydro section of the National Geospatial Program.
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 for the National Geospatial Program, first on the TNMCorps crowd-sourcing project and now under NGP's Hydro section.
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)
*Disclaimer: Listing outside positions with professional scientific organizations on this Staff Profile are for informational purposes only and do not constitute an endorsement of those professional scientific organizations or their activities by the USGS, Department of the Interior, or U.S. Government