I received my M.S. in Landscape Ecology from URI ('94) and have been working with the Center for Vector-Borne Disease since 2007, assisting with all of the risk mapping, modeling and geo-referencing of data. I bring over 26 years' of managing and manipulating spatial data for URI's Environmental Data Center, especially working on projects for northeastern National Parks. I also interact with regional and national GIS leadership for the National Park Service. In addition, I have shown the vast potential of the URI TickSpotters platform for informing decision makers about the spatial distribution of tick activity in North America.