Dr. Sally Letsinger is owner and principal researcher of GeodataBasics, LLC in Bloomington, Indiana, a small geographic information systems (GIS) consulting company. She also holds positions at Indiana University (IU), where she is a research hydrogeologist in the Center for Geospatial Data Analysis at the Indiana Geological Survey and an adjunct assistant professor in the IU Department of Geological Sciences.
Dr. Letsinger has over 19 years of professional
experience in applying an interdisciplinary background and analytical
skills to a wide range of natural-resource issues. She has both managed
and provided the primary technical work on many projects over the years
in the areas of using coupled GIS and numerical hydrologic modeling (both
groundwater and surface water) to guide prioritization of best management
practices or to delineate source-water protection areas; identifying remediation
approaches in abandoned surface (coal) minelands by examination of disturbed-land
hydrology; recharge-discharge area mapping; and determination of wetland
hydrologic function for restoration or mitigation banking.
Kirin is a rescue dog from the Monroe County (Indiana) Humane Association Shelter, who joined Sally's family in 2004. He accompanies her most everywhere, and also has a keen sense of spatial relationships (or at least is always pretty sure where Sally is). When attending meetings with her, he'll usually give you a sniff, assess the liklihood that you'll give him a cracker, and then lie at Sally's feet for the duration.