“A lot of my friends in college were upperclassmen and they had all taken GIS classes and were interning with the GIS lab. I got to see all the cool projects they were working on and they encouraged me to sign up for GIS in the fall semester of my junior year. I continued as an intern throughout junior year, that summer, and my senior year.” said Bulkilvish.
Like most interns, Samantha was able to work on projects that pertained to her major in Environmental Studies to give her real hands-on experience in the GIS field.
“I worked on calculating the tree canopy within the town of Chestertown so that we could determine how much carbon sequestration there was and to determine the best places to plant more trees. I also worked with the Sassafras River Association collecting data from many different sources and creating a uniformed map template to display for a Watershed Implementation Plan.”