Penelope Bishop Mitchell

Penelope Bishop Mitchell

Instructor & Developer | Environmental Studies |

Education: M.S. Environmental Science, UWF, 2011; B.S. Environmental Science, UWF, 2007.

Specialty: GIS & Ecosystem Restoration

Office: Remote

Instructs: GIS 3015/L Cartographic Skills and GIS 4048 Applications in GIS, GIS Training Academy

About me: I am a graduate of the UWF Environmental Studies B.S., GIS certificate, and Environmental Science M.S. programs. I worked for the Florida Department of Environmental Protection's Ecosystem Restoration Section for 5 years. While with DEP, I used GIS as a valuable tool in performing land use analyses to determine site suitability for various habitat restoration projects. Post DEP, my husband and I traveled around the world volunteering on projects ranging from rain water harvesting infrastructure in the Andes, organic farming in Argentina, to sheep farming and wetland restoration in New Zealand. Upon our return, we took up residence at my husband's family's farm in Luverne, Alabama. Here we are interested in sustainable living practices and working to convert parts of the farm back to the native longleaf pine ecosystem. I am enjoying working with the UWF GIS Certificate Program as it is a valuable program that is constantly being reinvented and improved upon by the ever creative and perseverant UWF GIS Team.

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