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.
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)