Hi, I'm Maisy.

I'm an interdisciplinary cartographer and all-things-GIS nerd from Colorado with a passion for solving complex problems regarding spatial relationships and the changing world around us. In my free time, you can usually find me enjoying the outdoors with my partner and our two Alaskan Malamutes, Kuma & Maru.


Colorado State University | August 2021 – Present

M.Sc Watershed Science

University of Colorado, Boulder | August 2018 – December 2020

B.A Geography

B.A Ecology & Evolutionary Biology

Front Range Community College | August 2015 – May 2018

Associate of Science

Recent Work Experience

Maxar | Image Analyst | December 2022 - Present

Within the Space & Geospatial department, I work to produce GIS analysis ready products and high accuracy imagery base layers derived from the world's largest high resolution image library through the use of mosaicking, orthorectification, color balancing, and multispectral image processing. Our product suite includes both commercially available off-the-shelf global coverage to dynamic custom builds made to meet specific customer specifications and needs. In addition to creating large imagery mosaics, my work at Maxar also involves processing, color correcting, and performing dynamic range adjustments on real time imagery as it is downlinked from our satellite constellation.

United States Geological Survey (U.S.G.S.) | GIS Analyst | December 2020 – December 2022

I worked in partnership with the Bureau of Land Management on the development of the Surface Disturbance Analysis and Reclamation Tracking Tool (SDARTT), in which as-built and legacy surface disturbances are digitized to create a dynamic inventory of anthropological impact to aid in future natural resource management and land use decisions within public lands. At USGS, my role was primarily to accurately and efficiently digitize and attribute various classes of surface disturbances based on a combination of aerial and satellite imagery, as well as the addition of ancillary data sources to guide feature attribution and metadata collection and documentation. Further, I played a significant role in the QA/QC process of datasets generated by my colleagues in preparation for upload into SDARTT, in which process tracking grids are meticulously reviewed for accuracy and feedback is provided to digitizers for corrections I made based upon standardized digitizing rules to identify, classify, and attribute features into the geodatabases.

City of Boulder Open Space and Mountain Parks | Seasonal Ecologist | December 2018 – August 2019

Assisted with overseeing the raptor conservation and study program through extensive field data collection, management of city database, and quality checking and processing all additional reports from over 30 volunteer raptor monitors

Photographer | Freelance | January 2015 – July 2021

Past clients included Free People, Urban Outfitters, Gap, United by Blue, Under Canvas, City of Las Vegas (Tourism), Parks Project, Fly Jackson Hole, prAna, Anon Optics, Minnetonka, Sperry, & RMU.


Hill Memorial Fellowship | 2022 - Graduate scholarship to support research surrounding watershed science based in the Rocky Mountain region, with consideration given to academic achievement, character, leadership, research abilities, professional promise

Mel Cundiff Biology Endowment | 2019 - Awarded to departmental junior with the highest GPA

Thompson Writing Award 1st Place Undergraduate Research | 2020 - Awarded first place for my paper examining long term and projected changes to snowpack conditions within the Southern Rocky Mountains.

In my spare time...

A handful of film photographs captured over the past few years from my adventures and hobbies outside of work.