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
ai2html                                   SQL


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