Meet Steve DiSipio, GIS map intern

As a kid, Steve DiSipio and his friends would play for hours and hours in the woods behind the DiSipio house. It was this time spent in nature that inspired a young Steve to pursue a career in conservation.

“Growing up, I knew I wanted to do my part in preserving these local ecosystems,” he said.

Today, Steve is working as an intern with the NALT team, helping to keep the NALT maps of conservation areas up-to-date. This requires him to use his knowledge of computer-aided design (CAD) and geographical information systems (GIS) in managing mapping data.

NALT uses this mapping technology to protect natural lands and wildlife habitat. It is important work that helps locate where plants and animals may reside and how to best protect them from development.

Steve is currently working on his master’s degree in the Science of Geography, In May 2020, he graduated from Penn State University with bachelor’s degree in Science. A two-sport athlete (soccer and tennis), Steve won awards for Most Outstanding Student Athlete at Penn State Brandywine.

Let’s welcome Steve to NALT.

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