IESA regularly features graduates from its AESA B.S. and Certificate programs in its "Alumni Focus." Because our graduates are hired for public and private sector jobs and accepted to graduate schools at a very high rate, we wanted to highlight these outstanding students and find out what made their experiences at UNG so unique.
Cassie Tamblyn (UNG '12) - Geospatial Technician
Which concentration did you follow in your ESA degree?
Were you considered a traditional or non-traditional student?
Very non-traditional :)
What did you do before coming to UNG?
I was a Veterinary Technician.
What was your primary motivation for earning the ESA degree?
I wanted to have better career prospects doing something that I enjoy.
Where are you currently employed and what is your function?
Currently, I am a Geospatial Technician at Woolpert, a mid-size engineering / geospatial firm.
Is this your first job after graduating?
This is my first paid job after graduation. I was working as a Geospatial Intern at the Atlanta Botanical Gardens for a few months after graduation.
Describe the most challenging or most rewarding project you have worked on since graduating that involved the use of geospatial technology.
I am currently working on updating NOAA's (National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration) Environmental Sensitivity Index (ESI) for New England. It is sometimes challenging to make published data and newly collected data mesh in a coherent manner.
What are specific skills that you acquired in the program that have helped you in your current position?
Data management and organization, GIS skills, and understanding map projections!
Thanks, Cassie, for taking the time to answer our questions!