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Hello! I am Jen Haas.
I'm currently living in Western North Carolina, working for a non-profit as their Outreach Coordinator. I use my graphic design, GIS, and organizing skills on a daily basis to promote conservation of local natural resources. Check out more here: Mountain Valleys RC&D.
I hold a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Montana in Geography and a Geographic Information Systems and Technologies certificate (May 2018). During my studies I focused on cartography and design, hoping to bring people and ideas together through story telling and data visualization.
Along with my degree, I have 8 years of experience in Resource Management, including Trail Maintenance and Wildland Firefighting, working with volunteer organizations as well as local and federal government agencies. I have worked at Mount Rainier NP (WA), Glacier Bay NP (AK), Glacier NP (MT), and Great Smoky Mountains NP (NC). I enjoy getting my hands dirty and the fresh air of the wilderness, where I feel most at home.
Creating art is a way for me to express myself, relieve stress, and share ideas with the world. I create with watercolors, beads, leather, recycled objects, and digital art.
Honors and Awards
UMCUR Conference Physical Science Award Recipient ($200)
"Mapping Mount Saint Helens: Capturing the Volcano's Geomorphologic Change Over Time",
University of Montana Undergraduate Research Conference, April 2018
First Place, Effective Cartography ($50)
"Historic Fire Lookouts: Lincoln, Montana", Big Sky GeoCon, April 2018
First Place, Web Map Application ($50)
"Online Hike and Bike Map for Missoula", Big Sky GeoCon, April 2018
Harold W. Bockemuel Scholarship ($900)
UM Geography Department, AY 2017 - 2018
2018 - Presenter, "Mapping Mount Saint Helens: Capturing the Volcano's Geomorphologic Change Over Time",
University of Montana Undergraduate Research Conference, April 28, 2018
2018 - Presenter, "Online Hike and Bike Map for Missoula", Big Sky GeoCon, April 17, 2018
Professional and Community Service
2018 - Vice President, University of Montana Geography Club
2018 - Organizer, "How GIS is Changing the World" GIS Panel, MAGIP/Geography Club, Missoula, Montana
2018 - Organizer, "Pecha Kucha Night" GIS Day, MAGIP/Geography Club, Missoula, Montana
2018 - Student Advocate, Montana Association of Geographic Information Professionals, Missoula, Montana
2018 - Student Representative, University of Montana Geography Department, Missoula, Montana