• Katelyn Michelson
  • Portland, OR, 97217, US
  • Feb 22, 2021
Full time role, Contract position Communications Data Analyst Information Technology Project Manager Sustainability Technician

Personal Summary

Soft Skills: Confident speaking and explaining complex information to diverse audiences, Ambitious
self-starter, Collaborative group leader, Strong adaptability, Independent and critical thinker,
Excellent written communication

Technical Skills: 8+ years' experience with ArcGIS Software; Proficient in MS SQL Server, MS Excel
and Access; Certified ScrumMaster (CSM); Statistics; Highly Analytical; Beginner in MS Visio, Python
and R Studio programming

Work Experience

Environmental/Engineering Technician II
Aug 2018 - City of Portland, Bureau of Environmental Services

Developing data management, field condition assessment protocols, and process improvements
for newly formed, Stormwater Asset Inventory and Condition Assessment program
• Establishes working relationships with program stakeholders to maintain engagement and solicit
input on program work
• Developed process to track internal bureau requests for hydraulic and hydrologic modeling for
CIP and smaller sewer and stormwater projects for team using MS Visio and GIS database
• Reviewed environmental regulations and inputted new UIC facilities into internal database for
approval by UIC team, and updated and ran queries on database to create change tables for
annual reporting to DEQ
• Researched and interpreted construction plans, permits, and as-builts from multiple databases
and archive sources to rectify and maintain modeling data to support planning and design of sewer and stormwater capital projects

Adjunct Instructor
Sep 2017 - Jul 2018 Portland State University

• Improved and managed two terms of an online Maps and Geographic Information course of video lectures, readings, labs, quizzes, discussion boards and midterms using Desire2Learn (D2L)
platform for 60 students
• Responded to student concerns and technical difficulties through email and in person meetings

Graduate Teaching Assistant
Sep 2016 - Jun 2018 Portland State University

• Administered two weekly lab sessions for 15-20 students, and helped with spatial
software/online platforms such as ArcMap, QGIS, Social Explorer, Google Earth, Adobe
• Independently led in-class climate analysis assignment for 60 undergraduate students in an
introductory climatology course while professor was absent
• Revised, maintained and graded course assignments, and held weekly office hours to assist
students with course material

Data Analyst Intern
Jun 2017 - Jun 2018 Mapping

City of Portland, Bureau of Environmental Services
• Categorized nuisance flooding reports from citizen-observed, City TrackIT database, and associated reports with 3-day storm sizes spatially across Portland
• Correlated flooding reports with predictive Topographic Wetness Index model and socio-
demographic variables using generalized linear regression and spatial regression models to support stormwater system planning risk maps

Sustainability Intern
Jan 2014 - May 2014

• Evaluated and updated web content for a wind turbine study posted on park's website
• Collected and analyzed greenhouse gas emissions data to update the park's, Climate Friendly
Parks program, and presented results to park stakeholders
• Planned the inaugural Sustainability Summit for various stakeholders and organizations across
the Golden Gate National Recreation Area to share research to an audience of 100 attendees

Marketing and Outreach Intern, Energy Program
Nov 2013 - Jan 2014 San Francisco Department

of the Environment, CA
• Promoted and explained the Energy Upgrade CA program to SF homeowners, and scheduled
and attended community events to increase visibility of the program
• Tracked and processed over 100 inbound leads of SF homeowners using Zoho CRM


Portland State University
Bachelor of Arts in Geography - Geography
- Dec 2013
Certificate in Geographic Information Science
- May 2015 San Francisco State University
Master of Science in Geography - Geography
- Aug 2018

Software Languages & Skills

SQL, R, Excel

Sectors of Interest

Buildings & Cities, Energy, Advocacy or Policy, Transportation, Climate Adaptation, Technology

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