My MissionTo advocate for and evangelize free and open geospatial data and software for good; When we work in the open, unnecessary barriers come down, problems are solved, and the world is a better place.
Tina is a remote sensing scientist who uses satellite imagery to gain insights into critical challenges facing society, and open source software is central to the work that she does. She actively promotes open source through talks (e.g., FOSS4G), community events (e.g., maptime), and social media, and she is an active member of OSGeo US. Sharing her open source experience has always been a part of her work as well; she has taught workshops in countries all over the world, from Peru to Nepal, as well as in her home country, the USA. Workshop topics have ranged from programming in R and using QGIS, to processing lidar with open source tools.
She has been a charter member since 2017.