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About Me

I am passionate about leveraging my background in environmental education with my technical geospatial skills to connect people with information. I am committed to developing solutions that convey complex information in compelling, innovative, and engaging ways, with the ultimate goal to educate people, inform decisions, encourage collaboration, and achieve results.

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Current Position

GIS Lead, Michigan Department of Great Lakes, Environment, & Energy (EGLE)

January 2021 - Present

Leadership

IMAGIN's Board of Directors

2023 - Present

URISA's Vanguard Cabinet of Young GIS Professionals, Outreach Chair

2020 - Present

Awards

Certifications

  • The Fit Leader's™ Leadership Development Program

    • State of Michigan (2022)

  • Esri Technical Certification

Education

University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI

MS in Natural Resources & Environment

Specialized in Policy, Planning, & Communication

Master's Thesis: "Supporting Conservation and Decision-Making in the Northwoods: Mapping Values, Services, and Threats"

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Society of American Foresters Poster Presentation
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University of California, Los Angeles

BS in Ecology & Evolution

Minor in Geographic Information Systems & Technology (GIS&T)

Graduated with Departmental Honors

Featured In

Alumna Kate Berg: GIS for the next generation

One out of 100K: EGLE honored with special achievement GIS award

Kate Berg / @Pokateo_ Talks #GISChat And Her Creative Process

EGLE Career Series: Fast Five with EGLE staffers on GIS Day

The Bounding Box: Where the GIS memes go! (Interview with Kate Berg)

Harvard on the Map Podcast

Geomob Podcast - 119. Kate Berg & Michele Tobias: #gischat

Named xyHt Magazine's "22 Young Geospatial Pros To Watch In 2022"

Story Map portfolio featured on GIS Wow with Adam Carnow

Story Map portfolio featured in "Create a story map of your CV or resume"

Story Map portfolio featured in "Highlight Your Skills with a GIS Portfolio"

Map featured on Esri's Instagram page

Select Presentations & Publications

Did You Know That It Ain’t Easy Being Greenland?

A decade-long study of repeated prescription burning in California native grassland restoration

Tracking the Paranormal

Professional Development and Career Panels: BTAA GIS Conference 2022

URISA Webinar: Building Your Professional GIS Portfolio

NACIS Talk: The GISt of It: Discoveries from a Daily Social Mapping Challenge

Fitness and hormonal correlates of social and ecological stressors of female yellow-bellied marmots

Location, location, location: small shifts in collection site result in large intraspecific differences in macroalgal palatability

Heterospecific alarm call eavesdropping in nonvocal, white-bellied copper-striped skinks, Emoia cyanura

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