Socks - Geographic Information Systems - Detroit, MI, USA

Kendra Socks

Detroit, MI, USA


Geographic Information Systems


Innovative, adaptive GIS Technician who provides geospatial analysis and data management with attention to detail, technical skill, and aesthetic touch to create high quality cartographic products and provide excellent GIS support for agency where core values of sustainable planning and conservation are paramount.

Work History

GIS Technician

NTH Consultants, LTd.

From January 2014

The Greening of Detroit

Green Infrastructure/Vacant Land Intern

From September 2013

-Provide GIS support and cartographic products for Greening of Detroit
-Assist Vacant Land Manager with land use pattern books, resource guides and graphicmaterials
-Vacant land restoration including landscaping and grounds maintenance

Order Processing Specialist

Kelly Services

April 2013 - November 2013

-Manage and provide customer service for fourteen major customer accounts
-Accurately process complex administrative tasks in challenging, fast-paced environment
-Excellent multi-tasking and organizational skills with attention to detail, ability to prioritize

GIS/Data Management Specialist

US Fish and Wildlife Service

October 2011 - August 2012

-Responsible for data management and GIS support for seven National Wildlife Refuges within
the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Inventory & Monitoring Program
-Compiled spatial data from primary and secondary sources in common database
-Produced maps and cartographic products using ArcGIS 10 software
-Provided geospatial and imagery analysis, spatial and attribute editing, digitizing, geocoding
-Collaborated in the creation of ArcPad survey forms and base layers for field crew use
-Data collection in the field using Trimble GPS units

Trail Iinventory/Mapping Intern

US Forest Service-Olympic National Forest

June 2011 - October 2011

USDA Forest Service, Quilcene, WA
-Mapped trails and roads in the field using Trimble GPS units equipped with ArcPad 10
-Provided spatial analysis and completed cartographic products
-Produced and presented maps and information graphic materials to the public
-Performed survey of culverts on Forest Service roads using clinometers and GPS units
-Extensive hiking, mountain biking, backpacking, and navigation experience

Qualifications & Certifications

Bachelor of Arts (B.A.), Geography/Planning

Grand Valley State University

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