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Jennifer Horowitz

jhorowitz@gsd.harvard.edu | 310-210-4661

EDUCATION

 

Harvard University, Graduate School of Design (GSD)  (current degree candidate)

 

University of Southern California (USC), Spatial Sciences Institute (current degree candidate)

 

Harvard College, cum laude

Thesis: “North of Eden: Utilizing GIS, Remote Sensing, and Spatial Analysis to Understand the Extent of Human Displacement in Connection with the Destruction of the Southern Iraqi Marshland”

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

 

Maxar Technologies (May 2020 - present)

Herndon, Virginia (remote)               

Senior Intelligence Technician                                                   

Support Maxar’s Strategic Growth Team through advancing Maxar’s SpaceNet.ai and DeepCore platforms and furthering corporate partnerships and collaborations with Amazon Web Services (AWS), TopCoder, and USGIF

Geospatial Alpha (Feb 2020 – December 2020)

Palo Alto, CA

Intern

Provide technical R&D work for the venture capital fund investments within geospatial technology,

data, and applications   

 

                                                 

Apache Nation San Carlos Gila River Contamination Project (June 2019 - June 2020)

San Carlos, Arizona 

Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Software Specialist

Develop maps and infographics to support tribe’s legal claims of increased cancer rates due to pesticide contamination

 

U.S. Department of Homeland Security (May – Sept. 2017)

Washington D.C. 

Intern: FEMA, Centers for Disease Control, and U.S. Coast Guard

Analyzed workforce efficiency to optimize management of ground personnel and interstate headquarters

LEADERSHIP & COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT

 

Radio Show Host, Harvard on the Map Honthemap.com (Sep. 2020 – present)

Created and currently host of weekly radio show as part of the Harvard Graduate School of Design’s official radio program broadcasting weekly interviews with innovators and thought leaders in digital cartography

Design Editor, The Harvard Crimson  (Aug.  2016 – 2018)

Oversaw and contributed to the production of the Crimson design for editorial content

 

GeoBuiz Summit & Los Angeles Geospatial Summit Monterey and Los Angeles, CA (February 2019 and January 2020)                         

Featured speaker on applications of remote sensing, spatial analysis

 

GIS Corps (January 2020- April 2020)                                                             Providing GIS-mapping services for at risk and under-served communities. Most recently my work has been integrated into the Johns Hopkins Coronavirus Map

 

HONORS

 

Howard T. Fisher Prize , awarded to one Harvard College undergraduate for the best use of geographic information

systems; honored for GIS satellite data analysis of effects on the Marsh Arabs of 1990s ecological destruction:

 “A Spatiotemporal Analysis of Man-Made Ecocide: Saddam Hussein’s Reduction of the Southern Iraqi Marshes”

Smithsonian Undergraduate Ingenuity Award Nominee, celebrating innovative undergraduate projects that

 intersect with Smithsonian initiatives; proposed creation of 3D models of national historic sites to support

 federal preservation

 

SKILLS & INTERESTS

 

Skills: Esri ArcGIS, QGIS, Figma, R, MySQL, AutoCAD, Maxent, Rhino, Adobe InDesign, Adobe Photoshop, FAA-107 certified UAV pilot

Interests: Fencing, épée (fifteen-time medalist: Junior Olympics, US National Championships, North American Cup, FIE World Cup), four-time member of US Fencing All-Academic Team (GPA above 3.9)