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Grace Donovan

Program: Geo-Launchpad

Year: 2018

Mentor: Daniel Wieferich and Steven Aulenbach (USGS), Frank Hearn


Using National Hydrography Linked Data to Better Understand Wild and Scenic River Protections


About Grace

Grace is a student at Metropolitan State University of Denver (MSU) pursuing a bachelor’s degree in Environmental Science. Before recently transferring to MSU, she completed two years at Front Range Community College. Grace originally planned on pursing a degree in International Relations. However, after taking an Introduction to Environmental Science course, changed her academic track completely. During her internship with UNAVCO, she worked at the US Geological Survey within the Core Science Analytics and Synthesis & Libraries program. Her project focused on linking data on protected rivers and streams to the National Hydrography Dataset, enabling in-depth research, discovery, and the development of resource management tools.