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Wednesday, October 10 • 12:00pm - 2:00pm
Chew on This! Hosted Luncheon & Lightning Talks

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In addition to enjoying a hosted luncheon, we've incorporated lightning talks into the mix. Hear from a high school student who has analyzed LA County crime data; learn about adventures with fishbones, and catch up on YP shenanigans!

  • Just what are those Young GIS Professionals up to now?
    Alyssa Randall, GIS Analyst/Environmental Planner, Planning Communities, Raleigh, NC
  • Mapping Crop Water Use at All Scales – from Global to Local
    Stefanie Kagone, GISP, Geospatial Scientist, SGT Inc. (USGS/EROS), Sioux Falls, SD
  • Opioid Epidemic
    Wansoo Im, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Meharry Medical College, Nashville, TN
  • LA County Crime Data Analysis
    Marcello Vazquez, Student, Clark Magnet High School, Glendale, CA
  • ArcGIS Urban: A Web-Based Planning System for Cities
    Eric Wittner, Product Manager - 3D and Procedural Technology, Esri - Redlands, CA
  • Survey 123 in Spill Response Planning
    L. Guphy Gustafson, California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Sacramento, CA
  • Further Adventures with Fishbones
    Sara Yurman, GISP, Principal,  Spatial Focus Inc, Decatur, GA
  • Be the Hero Your Organization Needs: Preparing for a Management Role
    Kendrick Watson, Academic Programs Director, USC Spatial Sciences Institute, Los Angeles, CA
  • Web Mapping Solutions for Serving Environmental Health Services to SLO County
    Gina Herbst, GISP, San Luis Obispo County, San Luis Obispo, CA
  • Problem Based Location Intelligence: Teaching GIS across the Curriculum
    Dr. Sheila Lakshmi Steinberg, Chair GIS Committee & Professor of Social and Environmental Sciences
  • Spatial Visualisation and Analysis of a National Environmental Movement
    Robyn Gulliver, University of Queensland - URISA University Student Competition Winner

Sponsored by EOS Positioning Systems

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Carl Anderson, GISP

Senior Solutions Architect, New Light Technologies
Carl Anderson, GISP supports Federal, State, Local and Private partners with geospatial needs. he is a former URISA President and has 30+ years of geospatial experience.
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Keri Brennan, GISP ENP

GIS Consultant and President, Benchmark Geospatial LLC
Keri Brennan, GISP, ENP is a senior-level GIS Consultant and President of Benchmark Geospatial.  Keri has over 27 years of GIS experience as a consultant, trainer, and product manager with a focus on providing solutions to local, state, and federal governments, especially in the... Read More →

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Sara Yurman, GISP

Principal, Spatial Focus, LLC
Sara Yurman, GISP, is a founding partner in Spatial Focus, a consulting firm specializing in addressing and spatial data.  In that capacity she has worked nationally and internationally, handling projects in locations as diverse as Little Rock, Arkansas, Bandah Aceh, Indonesia and... Read More →
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Stefanie Kagone, GISP

Research Scientist, ASRC Federal (contractor to USGS)
Stefanie is a Research/Geospatial Scientist as a contractor to the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) Earth Resources Observation and Science (EROS) Center in Sioux Falls, SD. She supports the efforts of the USGS Famine Early Warning Systems Network (FEWS NET) and WaterSMART projects... Read More →
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Robyn Gulliver

PhD Candidate, University of Queensland
Robyn Gulliver is a PhD student at the University of Queensland researching the Australian environmental movement. She is a multi-award winning environmentalist and researcher with master’s degrees in philosophy and environmental management. Before commencing her PhD research, Robyn... Read More →
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L. Guphy Gustafson

Research Program Specialist (GIS), California Department of Fish and Wildlife
My career started when I was hired as a cartographer for Lonely Planet publications, after a few stumbles I got hired at CAL-FIRE - FRAP where I learned GIS. I have now been with CA Dept. of Fish and Wildlife for 10 years. I have recently became interested in developing apps for... Read More →
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Gina Herbst

GIS Analyst, County of San Luis Obispo
I really enjoy finding new ways to leverage different mapping and analytical tools for the public, our environmental health staff and countywide operations. We are continually extending our environmental health services with program-targeted VertiGIS Geocortex map viewers and AGOL... Read More →
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Wansoo Im, PhD

Associate Professor, Meharry Medical College
Wansoo Im has applied community participatory mapping method on environmental health, health equity, healthcare, transportation, and other planning-related fields. He has taught at Rutgers, NJIT, and UDMNJ for over 20 years. He is an associate professor at Department of Family and... Read More →
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Alyssa Randall

GIS Analyst & Environmental Scientist, Planning Communities, LLC
Alyssa Randall is a GIS Analyst and Environmental Scientist at Planning Communities in Raleigh, North Carolina. Her work mostly includes climate action planning, community and environmental impact assessment and equity analysis. She has a background in coastal science and environmental... Read More →
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Dr. Sheila Lakshmi Steinberg

Professor of GIS, Social and Environmental Sciences, Brandman University
Dr. Sheila Lakshmi Steinberg is Faculty Assembly President and Full Professor of  GIS, Social and Environmental Sciences at Brandman University, Irvine, CA. Steinberg is an accomplished author who has published a variety of books and edited volumes. Her most recent books is co-edited... Read More →

Marcello Vazquez

Student, Clark Magnet High School
Marcello Anthony Vazquez is a student at Clark Magnet High School. I have worked with ArcGIS for a while now,  taking classes at my school and going to Esri conventions. I have experience making maps and story maps in ArcGIS Online. This presentation will be one that I made for my... Read More →
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Kendrick Watson

Academic Programs Director, University of Southern California, Spatial Sciences Institute
Ken is responsible for recruiting and advising students in the undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral degree programs at the USC Spatial Sciences Institute. He earned his B.S. in Communications from Boston University, his M.A. in Educational Administration from California State University... Read More →
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Eric Wittner

Product Manager - 3D and Procedural Technology, Esri
Eric Wittner is one of Esri’s 3D Product Managers focused on Procedural Modeling, Geodesign, and Urban Planning. He works to expand public understanding of how Esri's products can support or enhance an organization’s workflows, and bring them success. Having spent six years as... Read More →

Wednesday October 10, 2018 12:00pm - 2:00pm PDT
Grand Ballroom