Research Associate, Union of Concerned Scientists Center for Science and Democracy

July 2019 - Present; Washington, DC

GIS Analyst, US Department of Health and Human Services (Contractor)

Oct 2018 - Present; Washington, DC

  • Create maps and data visualizations to assit with recovery and relief after hurricanes and other natural disasters
  • Research and develop preliminary methods to assess vulnerability to natural hazard-triggered technological events
  • Use ArcGIS and R/RStudio to calculate preliminary Social Environmental Vulnerability Index for Los Angeles and DC
  • Use spatial analysis tools to identify priority areas for recovery adn relief following Hurricane Michael
  • Collaborate on 15 maps to communicate income and age variation within Puerto Rico's health regions
  • Update weekly dashboard for HHS senior leadership on Puerto Rico recovery efforts

Research Assistant, Anenberg Lab Group

June 2018 - May 2019; Washington, DC

  • Develop techniques for answering spatial questions utilizing ArcGIS, QGIS, RStudio, and Excel
  • Investigate health risks associated with natural hazard-triggered technological events for a commentary in GeoHealth
  • Design and create informational graphs, maps, and other graphics for journal articles
  • Develop website and communication tools for NASA HAQAST Tiger Team with Wordpress, css, html, and d3.js

Health Geography Intern, Applied Population Lab

May 2017 - Present; Madison, WI

  • Create informative, visually appealing maps and graphics for monthly articles on WisContext.com
  • Learn to develop interactive online maps and graphics using JavaScript and D3.js
  • Design online publication formats for academic paper using HTML and CSS
  • Collaborate to write paper on geographic access to primary care in Wisconsin

Cartographer, UW Cartography Lab

Oct 2017 - Sept 2018; Madison, WI

  • Work with internaitonal economist to creat data visualizations for upcoming print publication "The Future is Asian"
  • Create informative maps and graphics using ArcGIS and Adobe Illustrator to effectively communicate economic trends
  • Visually represent abstract concepts of international communication for print publication Writing For Love and Money"

GIS Intern, Wisconsin Office of Rural Health

Jan 2017 - Present; Madison, WI

  • Collaborate with state epidemiologist to clean, analyze and visualize health data
  • Geocode EMs service locations for multi-state drive-time analysis
  • Utilize Adobe Illustrator and InDesign to effectively visualize data
  • Assist in the planning of legislative advocacy day for Emergency Medical Service (EMS) members

Project Assistant, UW School of Human Ecology

Jan - Aug 2017; Madison, WI

  • Perform preliminary research on use of financial technologies and applications
  • Collaborate with survey center to design questionnaire on financial behavior

Administrative Aid, Blumenfeld and Associates

Aug 2015 - Jan 2017; Madison, WI

  • Researched legislators, legislative issues, and state healthcare systems
  • Tracked 800+ bills each legislative session
  • Attended legislative hearings and wrote updates for clience on current issues
  • Monitored online news and social media outlets for legislative updates

Communications Intern, Ministry of Social Development

June - Aug 2017; Santiago, Chile

  • Designed and drafted 3 monthly newsletters in Spanish presenting poverty data
  • Synthesized and simplified statistical reports to increase accessibility
  • Renovated department intranet page to increase availability of information

Volunteer Experience

Co-Founder, Independent Student Advocacy and Action Committee

Aug 2019 - Present

Previously: Secretary

President, GW Global Health Network

Aug 2018 - May 2020

Previously: Secretary

  • Collaborate with fellow public health students to plan professional development events
  • Coordinate with various student groups to plan campus-wide events
  • Participate in professional development, management, and team-building workshops

Social Media Coordinator, Young Professionals Chronic Disease Network

Aug 2015 - Aug 2018; Remote

  • Advocate for non-communicable disease treatment in developing nations
  • Curate engaging content on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and LinkedIN
  • Coordinate #MultiplyChange crowdfunding campaign to fund programs
  • Assist with management of website utilizing Ning website platform
  • Maintain communication with global network of young professionals via social media

Associate Director, Project 1808

Aug 2013 - Aug 2018; Madison, WI and Kabala, Sierra Leone

  • Worked with executive team to plan events and design sustainable community programs
  • Recruited and maintained network of interns, volunteers and partners
  • Researched and tracked potential grant and funding opportunities
  • Collaborated on website renovation with volunteer web and graphic designer
  • Planned annual Science and Leadership Festival in Koinadugu, District, Sierra Leone
  • Advised student organization at the University of Wisconsin - Madison

Previously: Social Media Coordinator, Project 1808;
Public Relations Chair, Project 1808 UW Student Organization

Volunteer and Attendee, World Cancer Congress

Nov 2016; Paris, France

  • Participated in Master Course on global advocacy coordination and planning with NCD Alliance
  • Attended and reported on sessions throughout the week

Community Volunteer, Tobacco Free Columbia and Dane County

Aug 2015 - Aug 2016; Madison, WI

  • Advocated for public action and policy on tobacco control
  • Wrote op-ed columns to educate public on tobacco related health issues
  • Met with state legislators to discuss health impact of tobacco and e-cigarette products


George Washington University -- Masters of Public Health, Global Environmental Health, 2020

University of Wisconsin-Madison -- GIS and Cartography Certificate, 2018

Coursework: Advanced Quantitative Methods, Intro Cartography, Intro GIS, Cartographic Design in Cartography, Spatial Database Management

Madison College -- Continuing Education, 2016

Coursework: Basic Statistics, Sustainable Program Design

University of Wisconsin - Madison -- Bachelor of Arts, 2015

Major:International Studies, Spanish
Minor: Global Health, Environmental Studies

Phi Beta Kappa Honor Society; Graduate with Distinction



  • ArcGIS
  • Python
  • R/RStudio
  • SQL
  • pgAdmin
  • Qualtrics
  • Adobe Illustrator
  • Adobe InDesign
  • Adobe Photoshop
  • Adobe Lightroom
  • html/css
  • Leaflet.js
  • Wordpress
  • GitHub
  • Microsoft Office(Excel,PowerPoint,etc)


  • SAS
  • D3.js
  • JQuery.js

International Experience

2017 Sierra Leone
Project 1808 Science and Leadership Festival organizer and facilitator

2014 Santiago, Chile
Communications Intern with the Chilean Ministry of Social Development - FOSIS, Research and Evaluation Department

2013 Sierra Leone
Three-week Global Health Field Experience in Freetown and Koinadugu District led by Project 1808 and UW faculty

2012 Huancayo, Peru
Alternative Break with Tinkuy Peru. Assisted with English language classes


Proficient in Spanish