Michelle Kinzel, Adjunct Faculty

Michelle Kinzel, GISP holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Biology from San Diego State University and a Master of Science Degree in Geographic Information Science from Oregon State University.   She teaches 430.613 Advanced Topics in Remote Sensing for Johns Hopkins University. She earned her GISP (Geographic Information System Professional) Certification in 2016.  She specializes in teaching GIS, Remote Sensing and Digital Image Processing courses.  She currently serves as an Adjunct Instructor in San Diego, California at San Diego Mesa College and Southwestern Community College.  She has been teaching Remote Sensing and Digital Image Processing since 2012 and GIS courses since 2004.  Michelle has authored chapters on her work on satellite telemetry of green sea turtles in Esri Press Publications and published lessons for Esri’s Spatial Labs.

Michelle has spent several years and traveled thousands of miles honing her craft of storytelling and lesson writing, and has created curriculum for dozens of clients, from California to Cameroon, Africa, in many subject areas. She specializes in writing and teaching all kinds of GIS and Remote Sensing content. Her GIS experience has included consultant work and teaching for numerous nonprofit organizations, with a special emphasis in education and  conservation efforts.  She creates training curriculum and workshop materials that utilize geospatial tools in the application of ecological and conservation studies.  She has taught GIS workshops in the United States, England, Mexico, Cameroon, Ghana and Zambia.

Michelle Kinzel