About Elizabeth

Elizabeth is a GIS instructor with the ESS department, teaching several geospatially-focused courses, and managing and advising the Minor in GIS for Natural Resources. She also serves as the Education Coordinator for the CSU Geospatial Centroid.

She received her B.S. in Natural Resources and M.S. in Environmental Information Science from Cornell University in Ithaca, New York. Her graduate studies centered around her work with the New York State GAP Analysis Project, a work study job that led to a life-long career in GIS. Elizabeth worked on land cover mapping and wildlife habitat modeling in New York State, and her thesis researched methods to improve the prediction accuracy of a wildlife habitat model.

Elizabeth worked for Esri for 8 years, teaching GIS to clients around the Front Range, U.S., and the globe. After a brief hiatus to spend time with family, she began teaching GIS at Front Range Community College in 2012 and later became involved with CSU's Geospatial Centroid. She started as an Instructor with ESS in January 2018.

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  • Geospatial science
  • Geospatial education
  • Geospatial data management
  • Spatial Analysis
  • Field data collection
  • Cartography
  • Python scripting for geospatial
  • Student engagement and professional development in the geospatial field


M.S., Environmental Information Science - Cornell University
Ithaca, NY, 2002

B.S., Natural Resources - Cornell University
Ithaca, NY, 1999

Awards, Honors, Grants

  • Warner College Council Award - Professor of the Year, 2022
  • Warner College Award for Creative, Innovative, and Impactful Instruction During the Pandemic, 2020


  • GIS Colorado
  • American Association of Geographers

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