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Economics is a method rather than a doctrine, an apparatus of the mind, a technique of thinking which helps its possessor to draw correct conclusions.
John Maynard Keynes

Chico Economics Graduate Careers - Geographic Information

Kasey Brooks Allen

Kasey Brooks Allen, who graduated with a BA in Economics in 2003, is a geospatial consultant with ICF International in Sacramento, California.  After graduation Kasey worked for the rest of the year as a research analyst at Chico State. The following year she took a job as a cartographic technician for the National Park Service in Point Reyes, California.  In 2005 Kasey moved on to the Sonoma Ecology Center in Sonoma, California where she worked for over a year as a geographer and database specialist.  In 2008 she opened her own consulting business, KBA Geography.  Kasey has been working for ICF International since the middle of 2010.  (Last Updated 8/21/17)


Danny GreenwoodDanny Greenwood

Danny Greenwood, who graduated in 2012 with a BA in Economics and an option in Environmental Economics, is a Geographic Information Systems Specialist (GISS) for Deer Creek GIS in Chico.  While at Chico State Danny interned at the Center for Economic Development.

After graduation Danny enrolled in Penn State University where he earned a Certificate in Geographic Information Science and Cartography in 2014.  While completing his degree online Danny also worked as a substitute teacher for the Yuba County Unified School District before accepting a job with Deer Creek, a firm that provides GIS services state wide.

“In the Summer Deer creek takes trailers to major wildfire events around the country, mainly the state, and provides mapping needs for operations,” Danny explained in a recent email.  “I provide the IT support for the trailer as well as create and assist with making maps. This year I have moved up to a supervisor role in the company.”

“My economic background has helped me adapt to a high paced professional environment. My time spent in the CED is what helped me become interested in GIS, but being an economics major is what helped me start as an Intern at the CED.”