Posted: April 6, 2017 at 12:03 am, Last Updated: May 26, 2017 at 11:36 pm
Gretchen Gorecki is an Analyst at Marstel-Day, an environmental consulting firm, where she primarily supports U.S. Department of Defense clients. Her project portfolio includes invasive species management, wetland delineation, National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA)-related projects, and encroachment management programs. Gretchen relies on her GIS skills to provide additional support to these projects, including: land use classifications, habit change-detection analysis, landscape scale conservation planning, compatible land use strategies, and submeter-accuracy GPS data collection.
Gretchen obtained her BS from the University of Mary Washington, where she double majored in environmental science and geography and received a GISc certificate. She is a certified GIS Professional (GISP) and is currently pursuing an MSc in biodiversity, wildlife, and ecosystem health from the University of Edinburgh. She serves on the board of the Friends of Lake Anna State Park. Outside of work and school, Gretchen enjoys hiking, exploring nature (she hopes to visit as many national parks and wildlife refuges as possible), and spending time with her husband, three dogs, and horse while tending to their backyard farm filled with chickens, ducks, geese, turkeys, and peafowl.