Between the fall of 2007 and winter of 2008 I spent 6 months interning with the St Johns River Water Management District in Palatka, FL. I worked directly under Palmer Kinser, the head of the environmental sciences division, where I was responsible for georeferencing historical aeriel photography of the SJRWMD into ESRI’s ArcMap software. In addition, I supported a small team conducting a water withdrawal study that resulted in a professional paper titled Alternative Water Supply Cumulative Impact Assessment Interim Report. My role in this study primarily involved supporting the field crew and providing visual documentation of the study. This was my first real semi-technical role in the environmental sector and served as the capstone project of my Master of Science in Environmental Policy & Management.