Collin J. Schwantes

2500 Wisconsin Ave NW #754 Washington D.C. 20007 | 262-389-8518 |


Dedicated researcher with seven years experience processing data in R and ArcGIS for R1 university laboratories. Enthusiastic science communicator invited to speak to academic and general audiences.


Research Communication Programming
Regression analyses Graphics production R
Database management Map production Markdown
Data quality control PowerPoint SQL
Data extraction from websites Spanish – fluent Excel

Professional Experience

GIS Specialist and Spatial AnalystUniversity of Colorado Museum of Natural HistoryBoulder, Colorado

  • Develop and implement research plan for multi-year citizen project
  • Assure data quality and document analysis processes
  • Communicate research objectives to citizen scientists via research

Research AssistantUniversity of Colorado BoulderBoulder, Colorado

  • Designed analyses for multi-institution USDA funded project
  • Managed and Mentored undergraduate students
  • Created, integrated, and analyzed GIS data in R and ArcGIS

Teaching AssistantUniversity of Colorado BoulderBoulder, Colorado
Spring 2014

  • Engaged students with diverse interest levels in science
  • Explained challenging statistical and biological concepts to 60 students in an introductory course

Research TechnicianUniversity of Wisconsin MadisonMadison, Wisconsin

  • Conducted site selection and landcover data extractions in ArcGIS for Department of Energy funded research
  • Assisted graduate students and visiting academics using ArcGIS
  • Met deadlines for multiple projects assessing ecosystem services


Master of Arts Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
University of Colorado Boulder – 2013-2015

Bachelor of Science Evolutionary Biology, Spanish Linguistics,

University of Wisconsin Madison – 2006-2011

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