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To help develop the best programs for you, we've established several all-volunteer, working committees.

Mentorship Committee

Volunteers: Olivia DeSimone (Lead), Suzanne Wechsler, Saskia Cohick, and Bobby Oliver

Description: Responsible for determining mission, objectives and extent of mentorship effort as well as implementing framework and mechanism for mentorship program. Also, coordinate with Storymap committee to see how existing storymap could be leveraged for purposes of mentorship effort.

They can be reached via email at mentorship (at) womeningis (dot) org.

Outreach Committee

Volunteers: Esther Mandeno (Lead), Eva Stern, Andrea Regalado, Christina Boggs-Chavira, Kate Spiess, Dorris Aleana Scott, and Jessica Griffin

Description: Responsible for engaging members, managing online calendar, posting activities, encouraging/facilitating local chapter meetings, etc. Also rsponsible for collecting and assessing suggested changes to website, making changes as appropriate and necessary and keep website up-to-date.

They can be reached via email at outreach (at) womeningis (dot) org or webmaster (at) womeningis (dot) org.

Interview/Spotlight Committee

Volunteers: Kelsey Kaszas (lead), Sandra Chakra, Jennifer Borlick, Denise Wesley, Ann Greenwood, and Jeanie Amezcua

Description: Responsible for determining how WiGIS will spotlight key women in GIS. i.e. video interview, textual record, etc. Compile list of potential spotlight candidates, contacting them to determine willingness to be interviewed, and recording their story. Coordinate with Website committee to post on website.

They can be reached via email at spotlight (at) womeningis (dot) org.

Storymap Committee

Volunteers: Miriam Olivares (Lead), Mina Rouhi (Co-Lead), Linda Loubert, Hayley Hume-Merry, Sarah Bubka, Crystal Schiffbauer-Bowles, and Rhonda Houser

Description: Responsible for reviewing existing storymap website and seeing how WiGIS can leverage and expand upon what has already been done to assist in the WiGIS mission. E.g. including mentorship information, local chapter information etc.

They can be reached via email at storymap (at) womeningis (dot) org.

NEW Professional Development Committee

Volunteers: Katie Godding and Megan Hunnicutt

Description: This new committee is responsible for developing professional development resources for our members.

They can be reached via email at ProDev@womeningis.org

TEMPORARY Non-Profit Startup

Volunteers: Danielle Bram (lead), Denise Wesley, Brianne Gilbert, and Christina Boggs-Chavira

Description: develop WiGIS into a non-profit.

If you would like to be considered for any of these committees, please feel free to let us know by contacting admin (at) womeningis (dot) com. In the body of your message, please let us know which committee you are interested in.

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Women in GIS

c/o Danielle Bram, Executive Director

18111 Nordhoff Street

Northridge, CA 91330-8244

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