About Me

Hi, I’m Reina.

I’m a GIS specialist and programmer. If my instagram feed is any indication, my life revolves around maps, satellite imagery, powerlifting heroes, the Pittsburgh Penguins, cute animals, National Parks, and food…lots of food.

I make maps and organize data for a living. I currently work for a national non-profit, the National Trust for Historic Preservation as their GIS Project Manager.

I’ve been working as a GIS specialist for over four years. Two years ago, I became interested in programming. Thanks to wonderful resources like Hear Me Code and Women Who Code, I began to teach myself python, and eventually won a partial scholarship to attend RMOTR’s online bootcamp. The more I learn, the more I love programming and what it can do.

In addition to Hear Me Code and Women Who Code DC, I’m involved with Women in GIS, OSGeo, Society for Conservation GIS and URISA.

Tools I like to use

  • ArcGIS - ArcMap10.x, ArcGIS Pro, ArcGIS Online
  • QGIS
  • PostgreSQL
  • PostGIS
  • Google Earth Engine, Google Earth Pro, Google Sketchup
  • Leaflet
  • Mapbox
  • Adobe Illustrator, InDesign, Photoshop