About: Meet Some of Our People

Chandra / Anchorage

Chandra

Sr. Business Analyst

Current Branch: Anchorage

At Resource Data Since: 2014

Starting Position: GIS Programmer/Analyst

What is the best thing about Resource Data for you?
I appreciate the high quality of work expected and delivered, combined with a true dedication to balancing work and the rest of life. Working here has allowed me to advance professionally and be able to keep family commitments that are important to me.
What is your role/responsibilities at Resource Data (not job title)?
I think of myself as somewhat of a translator – getting information from subject matter experts into a clear form that can shared with developers; and making sure I understand any tech-speak so I can be clear to our clients.
What is your favorite thing about your role?
I truly enjoy working with the diverse people at different clients to understand their day-to-day work and processes. I also really like making a visually appealing, clear diagram outlining a complicated process — there is such a feeling of accomplishment to lay out a complex issue in a beautiful, understandable way.
What was your job before you joined Resource Data
I came to RDI after a 5-year stint as a small group fitness instructor and personal trainer. Prior to that I have worked as a wetland ecologist, GIS specialist, permit administrator for a federal agency, and apprentice in a pottery studio.
Where have you lived?
Utah, Texas, and Morocco.