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GeoMentor Spotlight

Learn more about our volunteers and the wonderful and enthusiastic talent available in our GeoMentor community to assist K-12 schools with GIS and geography applications for their classrooms. Read about our currently featured member of the community or check out previously featured GeoMentors by using the navigation links on the right. If you are interested in being featured, go here for more information.  We are excited to learn more about our GeoMentor community members!

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GeoMentor Spotlight:

Bethany Hall; GIS Coordinator

Position: GIS Coordinator with Consolidated Utility District of Rutherford County

What was your favorite class in K-12? CAD and art classes

How did you first learn about and/or use GIS? A friend introduced me to GIS as I was a draftsman at a local electric utility in 2001. A year later, I quit my full-time job and took a part-time position with the City of Murfreesboro's Planning Department to learn GIS as a GIS Technician. Since 2002, I have been working in GIS 🙂

Name one thing you love about GIS and/or geography: Topology

Why did you want to volunteer as a GeoMentor? I love talking about GIS and introducing others to how they can solve problems.

What kind of GeoMentor volunteer opportunity and experience are you looking for? I enjoy talking to high school students about career opportunities in GIS. I've helped young people and even semi-retired folks change careers.

If someone asked you why they should learn about GIS and/or geography, how would you respond in one sentence? GIS allows my analytical and artistic parts of my brain to dance while solving problems.

Email address: bhall1821@outlookcom or


Twitter: @bhall1821


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