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GIS Analyst

Columbus, Ohio, United States
August 20, 2018

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Bryce Allen Kerr

**** ******** ****** **** **, Columbus, OH 43235



6+ years of background in GIS analysis in multiple fields. 5 years of GIS experience in a scientific setting, analyzing geospatial parameters to address research questions. Previously worked with the federal government as a GIS analyst. Experiences in using ArcMap in conjunction with Python, Visual Basic, CAD and maxent software. Capable of working and troubleshooting independently and able to train others in the use of GIS software.


Graduate Researcher

Middle Tennesee State University, Murfreesboro, TN August 2015 – July 2018

Revised the known distribution and environmental preferences of an important root pathogen in eastern North America that can be used in future research and forest management practices and produced detailed GIS maps of projections.

Designed a project that implanted GIS application in novel way to address gaps in knowledge of fungal distributions.

Presented research products at a national conference held at University of California, Berkeley.

Graduate Teaching Assistant

Middle Tennesee State University, Murfreesboro, TN August 2015 – May 2018

Mentored aspiring biologists and medical professionals by providing a foundation of life science knowledge.

GIS Analyst

Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Gatlinburg, TN August 2014 – June 2015

Served a core role in drastically improving park management and communication by assisting in the construction of an interactive online database of park trail features that employees could update.

Established the basework of a large project collecting the GPS coordinates and parameters of trail signs and bridges throughout the park by initiating the acquisition of over 300 photo-referenced data points.

Combined use of TotalStation surveys, CAD software and GIS to assist the accurate collection of all campsite features in a national park.

Resident Assistant

Appalachian State University, Boone, NC August 2012 – May 2014

Managed and advised 40-50 residents a year and provided building-wide crisis management to 300.

Designed/implemented programs and bulletin board to meet community, learning and social objectives set by the university.


Master of Science in Biology

Middle Tennessee State University, Murfreesboro, TN August 2018

GPA: 3.91

Bachelor of Science in Ecology, Evolution and Environmental Biology

Appalachian State University, Boone, NC May 2014

Minor: Geography GPA: 3.50 Other: GIS Certificate, Cum Laude, Dean’s List 6

Grants and Scholarships: Mary C. Dunn Graduate Scholarship (2016), Mary C. Dunn Honorarium (2016), Padgett Kelly Endowed Stipend Award (2016), Segal AmeriCorps Education Award (2015), Research Institute for the Environment, Energy and Economics Research Grant (2014), Winston-Salem City Employees’ Credit Union Scholarship (2012, 2010)


Computer Skills: GIS Microsoft Office SPSS Maxent R**, Adobe Creative Suite**, CAD*, Python*, Visual Basic*

Professional Skills: Report Writing Presenting**, Teaching and Training**, Volunteer Management**, Outreach**

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