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Rachel Rotz
Total Earnings
Masters Other - Sciences University of Georgia 2016
The University of Georgia
NASA - National Aeronautics and Space Administration
| Office of Strategic Analysis and Communications Internship
01 Apr 2015 - Present
Summer internship position June 2015 to August 2015.
University of Georgia
| Teaching Assistant
01 Aug 2014 - Present
GEOL 3020: Surficial Processes. Facilitated laboratory exercises and assisted forty students on topics including weathering, erosion, hydrologic cycle, geospatial analysis, soil characterization, land use, watershed assessment, water quality, and geochemistry. GEOL 4530/6530: GIS for Geologists. Facilitate laboratory exercises and assisted twenty-five undergraduate and graduate students on topics including map creation, digitizing, geospatial analysis, interpolation methods, statistical analysis, earthquake hazard assessment, groundwater exploration, ArcSWAT, ArcCatalog, ArcModel Builder.
The UGA Water Resources and Remote Sensing Laboratory
| Research Assistant
01 Jan 2014 - 01 Aug 2014
Performed research utilizing multi-spectral satellite images and data sets to identify recharge zones for inland freshwater lenses. Processed and analyzed images (>300) in the thermal infrared, visual near-infrared, visible and radio wavelengths with ArcGIS and ENVI software to determine physical properties of surface materials.
Athens Regional Health System
| IT Professional
01 Jun 2012 - 01 Feb 2014
Diagnosed and resolved information technology problems for medical professionals at the largest hospital in Athens, Georgia.
University of Georgia
| Research Assistant
01 Sep 2012 - 01 Dec 2012
Organized and cataloged field data for a NSF funded project regarding northern Brazil drought vulnerability and poverty.
University of Georgia
| IT Professional Assistant
01 Feb 2010 - 01 Jun 2012
Evaluated and developed information technology solutions, VMware and SharePoint applications, for professors and students at the UGA Terry College of Business.
American Mentality, Inc.
| Operations Manager
01 Jun 2002 - 01 Feb 2010
Provided leadership to a growing U.S. based distribution company. Analyzed and improved all business processes including information systems, accounting practices, sales and marketing strategies, sourcing and procurement, and human resources. Managed several projects including international business development.
Projects & Publications
Activities & Interests

NASA Kepler Mission,
Mars Science Laboratory,
S.E.T.I., NASA JUICE, Hydrology, Surficial Processes, Remote Sensing, Reading, Bicycling, Nature, Habitable Exoplanet Catalog, Mars, Europa, Titan

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