About Me

Hi, I’m Reina.

I’m a GIS specialist and python programmer. I make maps and organize data for a living.

My GIS work

I currently work for a private, national non-profit, the National Trust for Historic Preservation as their GIS Project Manager. I was brought on board three years ago as their first GIS hire; in my time with the National Trust, I’ve provided technical assistance to over 40 projects, set up and managed our organizational ArcGIS Online account as well as other GIS-related software license agreements, provided GIS trainings and workshops to both staff and constituents, and developed a GIS strategy for the organization moving forward.

My programming experience

About three years ago, I became interested in learning how to program. 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. I now volunteer with Hear Me Code as an instructor.

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