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GeoMentor Spotlight: Bethany Hall

06-29-2020 07:47 AM
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Each month we feature GeoMentor volunteers to showcase the wonderful talent available in our community to assist K-12 schools.

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Name: Bethany Hall
Position/Job and Affiliation: GIS Coordinator with Consolidated Utility District of Rutherford County
What was your favorite class in K-12? CAD and art classes

How did you first learn about and/or use GIS?  A friend introduced me to GIS as I was a draftsman at a local electric utility in 2001. A year later, I quit my full-time job and took a part-time position with the City of Murfreesboro's Planning Department to learn GIS as a GIS Technician. Since 2002, I have been working in GIS


Name one thing you love about GIS and/or geography: Topology


Why did you want to volunteer as a GeoMentor? I love talking about GIS and introducing others to how they can solve problems.


What kind of GeoMentor volunteer opportunity and experience are you looking for? I enjoy talking to high school students about career opportunities in GIS. I've helped young people and even semi-retired folks change careers.


If someone asked you why they should learn about GIS and/or geography, how would you respond in one sentence? GIS allows my analytical and artistic parts of my brain to dance while solving problems.


Email: bhall1821@outlookcom or

Websites: LinkedIn

Twitter: @bhall1821

About the Author
Senior Research Geographer with the Association of American Geographers; Map Nerd