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Elizabeth Etzel

Program: Geo-Launchpad

Year: 2017

Mentor: Kevin C. McKinney and Chris Stuckey (USGS), Richard Koehler


Locating Fossils: Georeferencing and Mapping Invertebrates in the Western United States


About Liz

After receiving her bachelor’s degree in geography from the University of Texas, Liz worked in the outdoors on trail crews, as an environmental educator, and as a natural resources technician. Liz decided to get back into her original interests in geography by going back to school at Front Range Community College to pursue a Geographic Information Sciences (GIS) Certificate. While part of the Geo-Launchpad program at UNAVCO, Liz worked on a project to map out shorelines of the Western Interior Seaway for the Core Research Center at USGS. She hopes to work as a GIS analyst helping people answer questions about how things relate spatially and eventually undertake a graduate program that incorporates her interests in botany and remote sensing.