Resume

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Education

2020-

Pennsylvania State University

Master of Science: Geography

4.0 Overall GPA

2020

University of Wisconsin-Madison

Bachelor of Science: Honors in Cartography and GIS

3.973 Overall GPA, Dean’s list for all 8 semesters

Work Experience

08/2020—

PSU-Geography Department

Research Assistant :

  • Determined appropriate representation techniques for spatial data
  • Evaluated UI/UX design of Beescape interactive application

03/2019—09/2020

UW Seagrant

Graphic Designer/Research Assistant:

  • Conceptualized and developed ESRI storymaps collection
  • Formulated and conducted an online survey through Qualtrics
  • Collected and processed data of web applications by performing statistical and content analysis of 190 web applications

09/2018—09/2020

UW Cartography Lab

Web Designer :

  • Formatted the production, research, and people pages of the UW Cartography Website using responsive web design standards
  • Launched over 20 education pages showcasing student works
  • Wrote and designed two long-form infographic story maps

12/2019—06/2020

UW-Geography Department

Teaching Intern :

09/2018—09/2020

UW GeoSpatial Data Science Lab

Assistant Researcher :

  • Created visualizations for 3 geospatial research projects
  • Solved geographic problems using python by developing more than 15 scripts.
  • Proofread 10 geospatial papers for academic journals submission.

Skills

Cartography/Graphic Design:

Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop, Indesign, Blender, Mapbox Studio

Web Development:

HTML, CSS, Javascript, Bootstrap, jQuery, Leaflet, D3, GIT, Angular, JSON

Data Analysis/GIS:

QGIS, ArcGIS, Python, (Geo) Pandas, R, Excel

Language:

Intermediate Spanish

Publications

2020

Roth RE, Sack CM, G Baldrica-Franklin, Y Chen, R Donohue, L Houtman, T Prestby R Tolochko, and N Underwood, , Web Mapping: A Workbook for Interactive Cartography and Visualization on the Open Web. Version 0.1. University of Wisconsin Cartography Laboratory: Madison, WI. DOI: 10.5281/zenodo.4032935

2020

Gao S, M Li, J Rao , G Mai , T Prestby, J Marks, and Y Hu Automatic urban road network extraction from massive GPS trajectories of taxis

2020

Li B, S Gao, Y Liang, Y Kang , T Prestby, Y Gao, and R Xiao Estimation of regional economic development indicator from transportation network analytics Nature: Scientific Reports

2019

Prestby T, J App, Y Kang, and S Gao Understanding neighborhood isolation through spatial interaction network analysis using location big data Environment and Planning A: Economy and Space

Presentations

2020

Prestby T (presenter), J App, Y Kang, and S Gao. 2020. Visualizing Neighborhood Isolation by Spatial Interaction Network Analysis. The 115th Annual Meeting of the American Association of Geographers. Denver, Colorado: Canceled

2020

Prestby T (co-presenter), D Hart (co-presenter), and RE Roth (co-presenter). 2020. Designing Coastal Web Atlases: Best Practices and Future Directions. Social Coast Forum 2020 . Charleston, South Carolina: February 6.

2019

Prestby T (presenter), S Gao, Y Liang, Y Kang, and B Li. 2019. Linking Traffic Volume to Economic Development Index Using Big Data and Gravity Models. The 114th Annual Meeting of the American Association of Geographers. Washington, DC: April 4.

Awards

2020

Olmstead Award:

Received for my excellence and service in the cartography/GIS department at UW-Madison.

2019

Barbara Bartz Petchenik Award:

Bicycles in America: Received first place for my merit in cartographic design principles, thought, and outcome.

2019

WLIA Map Competition

Bicycles in America: Received first place for both the thematic map and keynote’s choice categories.

2019

Phi Beta Kappa

Selected for my outstanding academic achievement at UW-Madison and my record of having met high standards of personal conduct and academic integrity.

2017-2019

Community Environmental Scholars Program

Awarded for my passion for the environment, service to others, and leadership.

Professional Memberships

2019—

Association of American Geographers (AAG)

2019—

Cartography Specialty Group of the Association of American Geographers (AAG‒CSG)

2019—

North American Cartographic Information Society (NACIS)