22 Young Geospatial Professionals to Watch in 2022 – 13 of 22

This entry is part 13 of 22 in the series Young Professionals

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.

Name: Caroline Sampa

Company: Esri

Current Position: Product Readiness Lead

Age: 27

Education: BS Political Science and Geography, University of South Carolina

Biography: Caroline happened into geography through her political science research at the University of South Carolina. She quickly saw the power of geospatial data and decided to double major with geography.

After graduating, she began a career as an intern at Esri, and later accepted a full-time position as a support analyst. Caroline is curious and passionate about learning, and she leverages the resources provided by Esri to continue her growth. In 2018, Caroline was promoted to a product readiness lead where she focuses on enterprise technologies.

In that position, she works to create learning opportunities to help others develop their skills. She works to translate complex technical information into meaningful content. She enjoys seeing the technical information be used to help customers as they explore the power of GIS to solve some of the most challenging issues. Caroline hopes to foster the same curiosity and learning that has helped her, in those around her.

She is also a member of the Esri Young Professional (YPN) Advisory Board. Esri YPN is a community for GIS professionals who are young in their career or have a desire to mentor. The advisory board works to enable and facilitate the three pillars of their community—learn, connect, and lead. 

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