Patricia Carbajales-Dale named 2020 TRELIS Fellow

Ryan Real, Director, CCIT Communications
March 3, 2020

Photo of Patricia Carbajales-DalePatricia Carbajales-Dale, Executive Director of the Clemson Center for Geospatial Technologies, has been named one of 15 TRELIS (Training and Retaining Leaders in STEM-Geospatial Sciences) Fellows.

“I am truly honored to have been selected as a TRELIS Fellow,” said Carbajales-Dale. “I look forward to connecting and learning from an exceptional group of women leaders in GIScience.”

TRELIS is a unique model for professional development for women educators in the geospatial sciences. The program builds leadership capacity and skills to address career development, communication, conflict resolution, and work-life integration. The name instills the concept of a human capital trellis or scaffold of support, and embrace the reality of nonlinear career trajectories that move sideways, take leaps, and do not follow a single upward ladder. There is significant demand for TRELIS-related knowledge and support in the geospatial sciences, reflected in part by the large pool of applicants to TRELIS events each year.

Carbajales-Dale and other TRELIS Fellows will participate in a 3-day workshop in Honolulu this May that has been designed to target topics and concerns of early-career individuals and focus on envisioning and crafting leadership pathways. Immediately following the workshop, the TRELIS Fellows will continue their professional development exchanges during the UCGIS Symposium.

TRELIS is managed by a leadership team from the University of Maine, San José State University, the University of Colorado, the University of Southern California, Arizona State University, Tableau Software, and the University Consortium for Geographic Information Science (UCGIS). It is supported with generous funding from the National Science Foundation (NSF Grant #1660400).

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