. We are excited to learn more about our GeoMentor community members!
If you aren't a GeoMentor yet, we'd love to have you participate!
February 2016 Geomentor Spotlight:
Marci Johnson, National Park Service
Position/Job and Affiliation: Biologist, National Park Service
What was your favorite class in K-12? Anatomy
How did you first learn about and/or use GIS? I took a course during my last semester at the University of Colorado, but by graduation that spring the software I had learned was already obsolete. It wasn't until I moved to Glacier National Park that my boss taught me to use ArcView v.3 to help plan a bear project.
Name one thing you love about GIS and/or geography (I know, just one!): Analyzing wildlife habitat use and movement data.
Why did you want to volunteer as a GeoMentor? I've enjoyed helping students using ArcGIS Online for science fair projects and always learn new skills when I help others.
What kind of GeoMentor volunteer opportunity and experience are you looking for? I would welcome requests for help on a project or questions about the work I do.
If someone asked you why they should learn about GIS and/or geography, how would you respond in one sentence? GIS skills are valuable in many careers, including wildlife biology, and offer young people a way to apply interests in computers, technology, and design into their work. By adding a spatial component you will find yourself answering questions that you had never thought to ask.
Email address: firstname.lastname@example.org
Website(s): Our blog highlights some of the work we do in the Western Arctic National Parklands: Running Herd
Questions? Email email@example.com.