Emanuel Vasquez, M.S.
Emanuel joined the staff of Wild Utah Project in 2010. He received a M.S. in GIS from the University of Utah in 2015. Work he developed during this Masters includes the analysis of spatial distribution of anthropogenic noise across greater sage-grouse habitat, and identification of high frequency wildlife vehicle collisions in Utah using cluster analysis. Today, his interest in the GIS field encompasses areas such as spatial statistics, spatial modeling, and Web GIS. Previous to his work at Wild Utah Project, Emanuel worked for ten years in his native Guatemala in many conservation efforts. Results of those efforts include the creation of a municipal park and the preservation of 82,000 acres of forestland in the Highlands of Guatemala, including 9 of the country’s 23 volcanoes.
As the staff GIS Director for Wild Utah Project, Emanuel develops and provides GIS services to land managers, citizens, and other nonprofit conservation organizations. He provides the GIS support for the programmatic work and research efforts by Wild Utah Project. He coordinates and supervises GIS internships and external GIS contractors. He is also responsible for the implementation and maintenance of the GIS and IT infrastructure of the organization.