Robert Alexander is in his fourth semester as a Master's Student in the GIST Program at the University of Southern California.
He is a worked as a student contractor with the USGS as a GIS specialist and fisheries technician for two years. His duties involve
creating predictive fish/habitat distribution models for the Great Lakes and assisting on other GIS oriented projects. Robert was the
lead in the creation of new ArcGIS tools to be used for quality control as well as assisting in the creation of other tools. Robert
first started work as a GIS teaching assistant at Onondaga Community College in Syracuse, NY (2010-2012). He was responsible for
maintaining classroom computers and GPS units as well as assisting students during and out of class for an introductory class and an
applied skills class for GIS. Robert currently holds an AAS in Environmental Technology in Geoscience from Onondaga Community College
and a BS in Aquatic and Fisheries Science from SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry. He expects to graduate with his
Master's in December of 2015. He is interested in applying GIS modeling capabilities to aquatic science research, preferably in the
area of endangered or protected aquatic species conservation.
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I am in my fourth semester of the Masters program for Geographic Information Science and Technology at the University of Southern California. Until recently I have been working with the USGS as a student contractor in Cortland, New York. The station I was working at was one of the Great Lakes Science Centers and my main duty was to assist in the Coastal GAP Project. The Coastal GAP Project involves determining the abundance and distribution of fish species within the Great Lakes. My job was to run models in a Neuro Network using static habitat variables to create distribution maps. During the course of my contract I dealt with many GIS projects including the creation of python tools in ArcGIS, creating 3D maps of rivers, creating fish distribution maps, and creating animated time series maps of benthic organisms. Before working for the USGS I worked as a teaching assistant at Onondaga Community College in Syracuse, New York. During my time in this position I helped create teaching lessons, gave lectures, tutored students, assisted in field classes, maintained class equipment, created and maintained a website that allowed students to get help outside the classroom. My education consists of an Associates in Applied Science from Onondaga Community College in Environmental Technology: Geoscience and a Bachelors of Science in Aquatics and Fisheries Science from SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry. I am schedualed of finish my Masters of Science in the GIST program in May of 2016. After graduating I would like to teach GIS as well as work on conservation efforts for aquatic ecosystems.