Headshot of Vivian Chen
Headshot of Vivian Chen

MS Class of 2020

Most Recent Professional Experience

Barnard College, Empirical Reasoning Center
August 2019 – Present

  • As a teaching assistant in the lab section of GIS Methods, I support Prof. Alisa Rod through guiding students through and teaching GIS software. 

New York City Department of Transportation
March 2018 – Present

  • I work in the Asset Management Unit as a GIS college aide to create, maintain, and update various geodatabases of DOT assets through GIS software (ArcMap, QGIS) and customized scripts (Python, SQL, and VBA). I utilized MS Access to design and improve dynamic and robust databases, such as the Facility Portal for emergency preparedness procedures and the Historical Commitments Tracker for project tracking.

Undergraduate Education

  • The Macaulay Honors College at CUNY Hunter College; New York, NY; BA Geography (GIS)

Awards & Recognition

  • Gamma Theta Upsilon (since May 2019)
  • William E. Macaulay Scholarship (2015)

Current Interests

  • Internships
  • Part-time employment
  • Research
  • Networking