McKay Larrabee

Senior GIS Analyst

McKay has over 11 years of experience in GIS, natural resources, and remote sensing. Her expertise is in providing geospatial analyses for habitat conservation and natural resources mitigation. She coordinates with local, state, and federal government agencies regarding impacts to natural resources and provides creative geospatial solutions to mitigate these impacts. McKay utilizes remotely-sensed data…

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Having a background in wildlife biology, I was always fascinated with the geographic movements of my subject matter. While working on my master’s degree, I took a real interest in GIS to convey the movement patterns of songbirds. It didn’t hurt that I have always had a real love for maps. At MFA, I have enjoyed expanding my GIS skillset through the diversity of projects and novel geospatial applications. I also enjoy working with a variety of stakeholders and always appreciate learning more from their perspective.
Having a background in wildlife biology, I was always fascinated with the geographic movements of my subject matter. While working on my master’s degree, I took a real interest in GIS to convey the movement patterns of songbirds. It didn’t hurt that I have always had a real love for maps. At MFA, I have enjoyed expanding my GIS skillset through the diversity of projects and novel geospatial applications. I also enjoy working with a variety of stakeholders and always appreciate learning more from their perspective.
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Who is McKay Larrabee?

McKay has over 11 years of experience in GIS, natural resources, and remote sensing. Her expertise is in providing geospatial analyses for habitat conservation and natural resources mitigation. She coordinates with local, state, and federal government agencies regarding impacts to natural resources and provides creative geospatial solutions to mitigate these impacts. McKay utilizes remotely-sensed data for the development of a diverse suite of natural resource, forestry, and municipal products.

As a project manager, McKay is highly adept at leading projects from nascency to delivery, ensuring client satisfaction while fostering a collaborative team atmosphere. She attributes project success to early coordination and cross pollination of ideas from both technical and nontechnical stakeholders.

Education

Master of Science in Biology, Portland State University

Bachelor of Arts in Biology, Minor in Marine Science, University of North Carolina—Chapel Hill

GIS Certificate, Portland State University

Professional Associations

Oregon Chapter of The Wildlife Society

Washington Chapter of The Wildlife Society

Columbia River Region of the American Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing

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