Dr. Wedding earned her Ph.D. in geography with a specialization in marine landscape ecology from the University of Hawaii at Manoa in 2010. She has a special interest in teaching an applied geospatial approach to problem solving in marine resource management using inquiry-based teaching methods. Dr. Wedding has taught GIS for Marine Ecology and Advanced GIS at UCSB, as well as Intro to GIS and Field Problems in Marine Biology at the University of Hawaii.
Elizabeth Proctor has an M.A. in Geography from SF State. Her nearly 20 years of professional experience in GIS began at the California Academy of Sciences. Most of her career has been spent with Pacific Gas & Electric in San Francisco, where she started as a GIS Analyst in 2001. She is now Manager of Electric GIS Delivery, and she covers PG&E's portfolio of all technology that touches Electric GIS. She earned an ESRI Professional Certification in ArcGIS Desktop, and for 10 years she taught a night class in Introduction to GIS class at SF City College.
Quentin Clark is the California State University GIS Specialty Center Site Administrator and is responsible for administering GIS software licenses for the CSU system. Quentin’s thesis modeled the spatial distribution of non-native plant species on Southeast Farallon Island, CA. Other interests include GIS, GNSS data collection, cartography, riverine environments and salmon fisheries restoration/rehabilitation.
Dara O’Beirne earned both his B.A and M.A. in Geography from San Francisco State University and is currently a GIS Analyst working at the City of Sacramento’s Department of Utilities.His master’s thesis examined the error associated with measuring tree heights in an urban environment with both traditional field methods and airborne LiDAR data. Dara is a GIS Professional with over 10 years of GIS and Python programming experience. He is also co-author on ArcPy and ArcGIS: Automating ArcGIS for Desktop and ArcGIS Online with Python.