Prior to working at GeoEngineers, Joanne applied her biology and environmental science backgound to her work for the State of Washington. “The State’s natural resources questions boiled down to, ‘Where is it?’ ‘Who owns it?’ and ‘What are we going to do about it?’," she explains. “I quickly made the transition to applying technology tools to natural resource management and never looked back!”
Joanne, who is a Certified Geographic Information Systems Professional (GISP), is the Implementation Services Leader for GeoEngineers’ Applied Technology group. Her favorite project/solution that she and her colleagues have developed is called GeoPredict. This application helped predict where radiation contamination might have occurred in a large federal facility so that the client could optimize and defend their monitoring program. “We’ve been able to turn it into a solution that can be used to predict everything from archaeological sites to landslides to weapons caching and everything in between,” she enthuses. “It was a fabulous project, something that had never been done before. We enjoyed working on it and the client has loved the results.”
When she’s not working, Joanne loves to cook. She makes her own strawberry and blueberry jam every year—and the bread to go with it. She volunteers at her children’s school and provides the usual chauffeur and sporting activity support for her two elementary-school-aged boys.
“Streamlining Project Delivery Through Predictive Modeling,” presented at the Esri International User Conference, 2011