Becky Quinlan earned her BA and MA in Geography from San Francisco State University. She has recently published an article in Photogrammetric Engineering and Remote Sensing (PE&RS), and has participated in research funded by or associated with San Francisco State University Foundation, NASA Ames Research Center, and the CalRecycle. Becky loves to solve puzzles and to display complex information clearly and concisely, which is why she loves making maps. She feels very fortunate to find a job that embodies her passions of problem solving and map making and a right livelihood working in cooperation with Native villages.
Becky grew up in Texas, where she still enjoys visiting with her grandparents and mother. She regularly visits her cousins in Oklahoma and participates in Caddo Nation dances. She loves to listen to her father tell family stories at his home in Alabama. She hopes that her husband will join her soon in Alaska!
Becky is a Jane-of-all-trades, and strives to learn all she can. Her hobbies include photography, orienteering, quilting, backpacking, knitting, cheese making, and Russian and Caddo languages. This fall, she enticed her sister to join her in a 24 hour navigation race – they won their division, qualifying them to compete on an international level! She is looking forward to the day that she can learn to ski, hunt and fish, and to preserve her catch.