- May 21, 2018
Hi everyone! My name is Rachel and I am so excited to get to know you all! I graduated with a BS in Geology in 2014 and then just recently completed a post-baccalaureate certificate in GIS through Penn State World Campus. My username is a combination of my love for geology/geography and my love of a game called Humans Vs Zombies (HvZ). I like to describe it as a mix between tag and a nerf war. I was president of an HvZ club in college and still go to invitationals all over the country! Keeps me active! I started the GIS certificate program thinking it would help my job prospects as I tried to get into an entry-level geology job that was more indoors than the typical oil rig. As I worked on the program I realized I was in love with GIS! I have always loved to code and GIS is the perfect combination of my love of science, art, and programming! I am currently working in insurance as a New York Worker's Compensation Audit Specialist and can't wait to start my new career! Outside of GIS, I am a gamer. I mostly play video games (Overwatch, Stardew Valley, and Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild being my big three right now) but my boyfriend has slowly brought board games into my life (he was the president of the board game club at our university). My current D&D character is a cartographer and I am super tempted to make a detailed map of our campaign's travels (if I can find time between work and applying for jobs that is). Feel free to let me know if you would be interested in playing some video games together! It would be cool to create a mini gaming community within this geospatial community!