Kiri is the technical communications lead at Development Seed. She shares insights and stories about our planet using earth data and tools created by Development Seed and our partners. She shapes Development Seed’s voice and amplifies our values in geospatial and open source communities.
Prior to joining the team, Kiri worked with students and researchers as part of the Data Cooperative at the University of Arizona Libraries. She believes that geospatial data and technology should be accessible to all. As the Geospatial Specialist she worked across disciplines; from public health to history, education, natural resources and more, supporting the use of geospatial data. Additionally, she has over 10 years of experience building and managing government programs in everything from earthquake mitigation, disaster recovery and cultural heritage preservation.
Kiri holds degrees from the University of Arizona in Geographic Information Systems Technology and University of Southern California in Public Policy, Management & Planning. When not researching the next great geospatial story, you can find her gathering inspiration along the many hiking trails in Southern Arizona, possibly distracted by birds.