Throughout January xyHt.com will feature the young geospatial professionals who are making a name for themselves in everything from surveying to geographic information systems. xyHt featured all of them in the January issue. Here we will spotlight one each day for the next 22 days.
Name: Christina Brunsvold
Company: California Highway Patrol
Current Position: GIS Data Lead, Information Technology Specialist I
Education: MS Geographic Information Science and Technology, University of Southern California; AS Geographic Information Systems, American River College; BA Earth Sciences and Environmental Studies, emphasis on coastal and tropical processes and geology, University of California, Santa Cruz.
Biography: Christina works with the California Highway Patrol (CHP) as the GIS Data Lead. She manages the computer aided dispatch system spatial data and implements an Esri Enterprise system for CHP. She is working to increase the use of spatial data analytics through dashboards and maps to streamline processes and coordinate efficient public safety intelligence sharing.
Christina GISCI certified and an active member in Urban and Regional Information Systems Association (URISA), currently serving as the president of the California Chapter and serving on several committees and task forces. She volunteers with the GISCorps on natural disaster response mapping and was the lead for the Hurricane Projects 2019 – 2021.
Christina’s education and experience allows her to coordinate and lead diverse groups of people and solve complex problems using transformative GIS technologies.