University of Wisconsin–Madison
September 2012 – May 2016
     • B.S. Geographic Information Systems and Cartography

University of Winchester
January 2014 – April 2014
     • Study Abroad in Hampshire, England


Associate Graphics Editor • National Geographic
April 2017 – Present
     • Help produce maps and graphics for National Geographic Magazine, both in print and digitally
     • Conduct rigorous production checks
      • Edit and repurpose static graphics for desktop and mobile

Story Maps Product Engineer • Esri
September 2016 - April 2017
     • Design static and interactive maps
     • Research and write compelling narratives
     • Help contribute to the development of Esri Story Map templates and platform

Program and Policy Analyst • Wisconsin Department of Corrections
September 2016 - April 2017
     • Analyze data and design maps for policy makers to make informed decisions

Story Maps Product Engineer Intern • Esri
June 2016 – August 2016
     • Produce Story Maps for Esri and partner organizations

Cartographer • UW–Madison Cartography Lab
April 2015 – May 2016
     • Create and design maps for a variety of clients
     • Work both individually and collaboratively on projects
     • Manage team projects, delegate tasks, and oversee final products

Office Assistant • Hologic, Inc.
May 2014 – October 2014
     • Worked in the Quality Assurance department
     • Strong attention to detail due to FDA regulated environment


National Geographic
     • Print: Chung, D., Nowakowski, K., Trainor, C. (2018, February). A dollop of sweet science. National Geographic, 22-23.
     • Online: Chung, D., Nowakowski, K., Trainor, C. (2018, February). A dollop of sweet science. National Geographic. Retrieved

New York Times
     • Print: Khanna, P. (2016, April 17). A new map for America. The New York Times, pp. SR6, SR7.
     • Online: Khanna, P. (2016, April 15). A new map for America. The New York Times. Retrieved

 Connectography: Mapping the Future of Global Civilization
     Khanna, P. (2016). Connectography: Mapping the future of global civilization. New York:
     Random House.

Physical Geography: The Global Environment
     Mason, J., Burt, J., Muller, P., & de Blij, H. (2016). Physical geography: the global environment
 (Fifth ed.). New York: Oxford University Press.


Maptime Madison
January 2017
     • Discussing the importance of storytelling and good storytelling practices.
     • Teaching a group of individuals how to transform their data and ideas into a powerful story map.

April 2016
     • Talked about client management while working in the UW-Madison Cartography Lab.

October 2015
     • As part of a university class we created a Madison Atlas based on Rebecca Solnit’s Infinite City: A San Francisco Atlas. The presentation discussed the approach to mapping as a collective and how we used cartography to portray disparate experiences of place.

New Scholars Network
October 2015
     • Discussed the process of designing maps for Parag Khanna’s book, Connectography.


Cartography/GIS                  Programming
Illustrator                                HTML
Photoshop                             CSS
InDesign                                Javascript
Adobe After Effects               Leaflet
ArcGIS                                    D3
QGIS                                      Python
ENVI                                       GDAL/OGR
Mapbox Studio                      PostgreSQL
CartoCSS                               PostGIS


Olmstead Achievement in Cartography
May 2016

Barbara Bartz Petchenik Memorial Award in Cartography Design
May 2015

Wisconsin Land Information Association Small Format Map Runner-Up
February 2015

Dean’s List
2013, 2014, 2015, 2016