Senior Public Service Associate
Information Technology Outreach Services
Karen Payne uses geographic information systems (GIS) and other spatial and information technologies to help organizations worldwide that are involved in humanitarian aid and disaster relief. Many of these services are provided through a contract with the U.S. Agency for International Development. Prior to joining the Institute, she worked with university, state, and federal entities, examining issues related to water quality, invasive species, and nonpoint source pollution. She has extensive experience in land-use mapping and other environmental and archaeological GIS applications.
Areas of Expertise: spatial technologies, open source data management, international capacity building, project management, grant writing
Education: Ph.D., Australian National University