United States of America

Jason Schwenkler has over 25 years’ experience in GIS analysis, project development and management, strategic planning and leadership, and relationship cultivation and stewardship.  Jason works in partnership with local, state, federal and nonprofit partners to meet their data gathering, mapping and analysis needs.  He collaborates with faculty to identify partnerships where geographic information systems can contribute to faculty research interests and develops joint funding proposals.  Jason identifies internship opportunities in the center’s grants and contracts wherever possible, providing opportunities for real world experience for CSU, Chico students.  Additionally, he mentors other CSU campuses to develop GIS-based centers, and works with local, state, federal and academic organizations to develop business analyses and provide recommendations on integration of GIS into organizational structures and workflow processes.  Jason’s publication topics include wireless broadband measurement, scientific indexing of water pollution, and riparian restoration.  He has presented at numerous conferences throughout his career.