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Deidre Mensah

DM Email: deidre.mensah@gmail.com
Portfolio: deidremensah.com | GitHub: https://github.com/dmensah2 |LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/deidre-mensah/

S U M M A R Y : A multi-faceted professional with experience working in public agencies, fast-paced private entities & non-profits.
Extensive knowledge in collecting, analyzing, interpreting and presenting environmental, zoning and land use data through mapping
software. Possess strong interpersonal skills to effectively communicate with communities and city agencies.

RELEVANT SKILLS:
• Project Management: Budgeting, Public Engagement, Workshop Facilitation
• GIS: ArcGIS 10.X, ArcGIS Online, ArcCatalog, QGIS, KML
• Script & Program Development: Python, JavaScript, HTML, CSS, SQL
• IDE/Development Tools: PyCharm, Sublime, IDLE, Github
• Libraries/Modules: Arcpy, Numpy, Xlrd, OS, Itertools
• Languages: Spanish, Twi

EDUCATION:
Binghamton University, State University of New York Dean’s List – Spring 2015
Bachelor of Science in Environmental Science May 2015
Minor: Geographic Information Systems

RECENT WORK EXPERIENCE:


PROJECT MANAGER / GIS ENGINEER Nov. 2017 – Present
New York City Economic Development Corporation New York, NY
• Manage ongoing construction projects related to New York City waterfront.
• Coordinate with NYC EDC's facilities management consultants & contractors in the performance of asset management projects.
• Review proposals of waterfront inspection projects from consultants.
• Evaluate construction plans and drawings for waterfront inspections.
• Maintain and develop MS Access databases to track waterfront inspections and contract expiration dates.
• Coordinate with GIS department to create web application for use in interagency meetings.
• Management of NYC EDC’s online waterfront database system, including GIS related mapping.
• Development of Python script to be used by future GIS users to validate jurisdiction information for NYC shoreline parcel data.
GIS ANALYST Nov. 2015 – Aug. 2017
Ecology & Environment Inc. Buffalo, NY
• Prepared high-quality zoning and land-use maps for use in reports.
• Maintained geodatabase of Navy data by updating metadata and associated feature classes.
• Utilized ArcGIS to prepare high-quality maps, charts & spreadsheets for brochures & reports for client deliverables.
• Served as technical lead for assigned projects while working with clients, project managers & other project staff.
• Analyzed data from many sources such as USGS, FEMA, NLCD & NWI, including field data and online data sources.
• Digitized project features for display in report maps.
• Georeferenced project features using images or ESRI base layers.
• Developed dynamic online maps for visualization with ArcGIS Online web viewer.
• Modified and manipulated Python script, which calculated cardinal direction with 100% accuracy.
• Maintained & updated existing data layers & databases.
• Created a map series of wetland, rivers and floodplain areas along the NYC/Long Island area using data driven pages.
• Coordinated with local, county, state and national governments and organizations to collect geospatial data.
• Wrote procedures, methods, workflow documents and standard operating processes.
GIS SPECIALIST TRAINEE May 2015 – Oct. 2015
New York State Department of Conservation, Division of Forest Protection Albany, NY
• Managed daily Fire Danger Risk Area maps through usage of ArcGIS 10.3.
• Maintained & updated 4,200 records of wildfire data as reported by NYS Forest Rangers & Fire Departments.
• Updated & maintained documentation related to processing Microsoft Excel data for implementation into ArcMap.

COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT & LEADERSHIP EXPERIENCE:


STUDENT COORDINATOR Oct. 2014 – May 2015
Binghamton Neighborhood Project, Binghamton University Binghamton, NY
• Oversaw administration of surveys on subjects’ quality of life by student researchers.
• Coordinated meeting times and places to meet student researchers for initial surveying.
• Developed a timeline of tasks to be accomplished by surveyors.
TEAM LEADER OF PROJECT MANAGEMENT Jan 2015 – Apr. 2015
Binghamton Regional Sustainability Coalition Binghamton, NY
• Backlogged data for approximately 1,000 clients through correspondence via phone call, e-mail & mail.
• Communicated information to prospective clients about energy efficiency programs through tabling and energy workshops.
• Presented information to local communities on solar energy and home energy efficiency.