After graduating in 2016 with a concentration in conservation biology, Kristie Ashby now works as a Geographic Information Systems (GIS) analyst with Evari GIS Consulting, Inc., a company that contracts locally and nationally to create, analyze and present mapping information. The company provides GIS services in support of stormwater, civil engineering, planning, transportation, and smart city, Internet of Things (IoT) projects. In the future, Kristie hopes to use her skills and experience for applications like urban design or landscape architecture. As an undergraduate, she said she valued the practicum and colloquium for connecting her with people doing work in the real world. She recommends that current students take advantage of internships and volunteer in a variety of settings to discover where their passions lie.