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Hydro-climate Modeling Assistant

Calgary, Alberta, Canada

Education
University of Victoria, B.C., Canada

B.SC. (Honours with distinction) in Geography with Co-op, Concentration in Geomatics GPA 7.3 (A-)

Recipient of the 2018 JCURA Undergraduate Research Award

Relevant Coursework: Advanced topics in GIS, GIS Analysis, GIS applications, Field Studies in Coastal Geomatics, Remote Sensing of the environment, digital remote sensing

Technical Skills
Skilled in the use of ESRI suite of applications (ArcGIS, ArcGIS Pro, ArcScene, ArcGIS Online), Microsoft Office Suite, QGIS, GeoSCOUT, SWAT, SWAT-CUP, PCI-Geomatica, and ENVI. Extensive experience in Python 2 and 3, ArcPy, and R as well as MySQL database management. Competent in AutoCAD and Civil3D

Work Experience
Hydro-Climate Modeling Research Assistant, 8 Month Co-op Work Term, and Contract
Water and Climate Impacts Research Centre, Environment Canada
May 2018 – December 2018; May 2019 – December 2019
•    Utilized Soil and Water Assessment Tool (SWAT) to generate a spatial model for fluvial dynamics of the Lake Winnipeg Watershed. Model calibration relied on extensive personal knowledge and ability to learn quickly. Required keen attention to detail, confident file and geodatabases management, and dedication to data integrity, quality, and accuracy

•    Visualization of geospatial datasets using ArcGIS using appropriate projections and geoprocessing tools

•    Extensive use of excel, python, and R to format datasets using various pivot tables and scripts. Automation of data analysis and visualization was required, often iterating over thousands of files

Induced Seismicity Research Assistant, 16 week Co-op Work Term, and Contract
Geological Survey of Canada, Natural Resources Canada Jan 2017 – April 2017; July 2017- August 2017
•    Utilized ArcGIS and QGIS mapping software to analyze seismic responses to hydraulic fracturing stimulus. Used arcpy and QGIS python console to automate geospatial operations within a geoprocessing workflow

•    Created and managed a MySQL database to store and maintain all data related to the project, and created integrated python scripts to connect remote users to the server for data entry and updates

•    Assisted with well data collection, organization, and analysis using SQL queries and GIS visualization

Business / Application Analyst, 12 week Co-op Work term
B.C. Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure, Victoria, B.C.                           Jan 2015 – April 2015
•    Refined and updated information in excel on over 80 applications used by the ministry and end-users. initiated frequent meetings with developers and end-users as necessary to communicate progress updates

•    Assisted with the migration of various applications to a new database; tested applications for bugs following the migrations, reported all errors to software developers, and documented all progress

 

Volunteer Experience
Hydro-Climate Modeling Research Assistant
Water and Climate Impacts Research centre, Environment Canada                              January 2019 – April 2019
·     Working on honours thesis in conjunction with co-op tasks as I complete my final undergraduate semester

·     Continuing co-op work from previous 8 months, using completed watershed model to assess future climate scenarios and their impact on nutrient dynamics, flooding, and management practices

 

Ecological Monitoring Volunteer

Greater Victoria Green Team, Victoria, B.C.                                                          October 2017 – July 2019

·     Restoring natural ecosystems in the Greater Victoria region. Work has involved removing invasive species from regional parks and historic sites, as well as planting native grasses and other vegetation

 

Certifications and Memberships
·  B.C. Class 5 / 6 Driver’s License

·   Occupational First Aid Level 1

·    WHMIS

·    Associate of the ASTTBC: Applied Science Technologist

References

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