We’re excited to have Lindsey Shanks join our full-time team in Boonton, New Jersey as a GIS specialist. Lindsey recently graduated from Montclair State University with her Master’s degree in Geoscience but has been working for First Environment on a part time basis for nine months. Since then she has supported technical projects involving site investigation and remediation, wetland delineation and restoration, and environmental sampling and data collection. Lindsey has also contributed to projects involving the mapping, modeling, and management of forest reestablishment, invasive species assessment and migration, submerged aquatic vegetation surveying and restoration, and lake water quality monitoring. She has experience implementing multiple GIS including ESRI ArcGIS, QGIS, and R to create, edit, and analyze spatial data derived from GPS devices, remotely sensed imagery, georeferenced drawings, surveys, and historical figures. She also regularly uses AutoCAD to design and construct site plans and detail groundwater investigation and site remediation results.
Lindsey’s specific areas of expertise include the following:
- ESRI ArcGIS, QGIS, and R
- Database design
- GIS data creation and standardization
- Maintenance and modification of GIS data
- Data analysis
In addition to her Master’s in Geoscience, Lindsey also holds a Bachelor’s degree in Environmental Science from Boston University. As part of her academic career, Lindsey served as an invasive species restoration volunteer for Trees for the Evelyn and Atherton Tablelands in Australia as well as the American Cave Conservation Association in Kentucky. She also served as a research assistant for the Ecological Forecasting Lab at Boston University and a GIS teaching assistant at Montclair State University.