“My GIS and physical geography coursework equipped me with knowledge and skills that were unique and valuable to federal land management agencies. GIS applications are increasingly used for fieldwork, and GIS data and analysis is the foundation of many evaluations and decisions.”
Chandler Schoch, Range Technician, Bureau of Land Management (BLM), US Department of the Interior
BS Geography, 2019
As a Range Technician, Chandler Schoch’s work focuses on livestock grazing on the Bureau’s Arizona lands. She conducts monitoring and inspections in the field, and then analyzes and applies this data and information to be included in documents that help inform management decisions on public lands. Chandler began her work in this area during her last semester at ASU, when she started a year-long GIS internship with the BLM. During her GIS internship, she worked closely with the rangeland management program and discovered her underlying passion for that realm. Hired on full-time as a Range Technician after her completing her internship, Chandler also is now working towards a masters’ degree in Rangeland Ecology and Management.