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Dylan Pederson

Chicago, IL, USA


GIS Professional Certificate Michigan State University
(July December 2021)
Graduate-level professional certificate consisting of four foundational courses:
Intro to Geospatial Technologies, Geographic Information Systems, Remote Sensing, Cartography
Developed foundational understanding of coordinates & projections, geospatial database management, essential vector & raster data analysis tools, and cartographic design

Global & International Studies (B.A.) College of Wooster
(August 2014 May 2018)
GPA: 3.84
Undergraduate Thesis (Honors): ONE GOD, ONE RACE, ONE TONGUE: A Study of Racial Inequality in Colombia
Conducted field research throughout Colombia independently
Produced quantitative data analysis on the racial wage gap in Colombia
Planned & executed multi-disciplinary research project


Language Instructor Various Organizations
(August 2020 Present)
English Teacher (Open English, adult students), Spanish Tutor (Private Classes, adult students), Spanish Professor-of-Record (Loyola University Chicago, undergraduate students)
Successfully managed diverse classroom settings
Research, planned and executed custom curriculum

Global Enrollment Management Specialist IES Abroad
(August 2019 April 2020)
Managed enrollment and visa application processing for the Rome and Quito IES programs
Learned & adapted to company-specific systems
Developed organization scheme for program files & email communications


Geospatial Analysis & Data Management
Map Design
File Organization & Management
Remote Work Management
Public Speaking
Presentation Delivery
Social Science Research
Regression Analysis
Writing & Editing
Long-Distance Urban Cycling


ArcGIS Pro (2.7)
Adobe Illustrator
Microsoft Office Suite


English (Native Speaker)
Spanish (Fluency)
Portuguese (Conversational)

Dylan Pederson

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Posted 2021-12-11 under Geospatial