M.A. in Anthropology, Colorado State University
Dr. Jeff Eighmy
Currently, I am a Senior Project Coordinator at HERE, a Nokia Company. I am currently a member of the Advanced Engineering and Launch division for our GIS/Digital Cartography programs and manage all projects related to our Core Map Points of Interest (POI). Other teams build the streets I manage the projects that add the locations you might want to go to (restaurants, hotels, museums, etc.). I also lead development initiatives related to improving either the quantity, quality, or freshness of our POIs. Currently, I am managing nine legacy projects and six new initiatives. In addition, I am a certified Project Management Professional (PMP) and am currently working on my Six Sigma Green Belt.
Note to Current Students
The Department of Anthropology at Colorado State University has had many impacts on my life. It has given me the analytical and problem solving tools that I can apply to a wide range of situations. Plus, having a Master’s degree on your Curriculum Vitae never hurts. While I am not currently working as an archaeologist, I like to think that the training in spatial analysis has greatly influenced the work that I have done for the last 9 years working with GIS data collection and database builds.
One memory that stands out for me is a party that was thrown by the current students for the newbies during the first week of classes. I was a bit nervous to go, fearing it might involve some sort of good natured hazing ritual, but I was thrilled to find out how friendly and helpful the rest of the students were. I remember telling people the kind of research that I was interested in and months later people would come up to me and say things like, ‘Hey, I came across a book on post-processual theory that I think you would be interested in.” Plus, it was my introduction to the myriad of delicious Ft. Collins microbrews (we still called them microbrews back then the term craft brew wasn’t quite on the horizon yet).
All things considered, I had a great time in Fort Collins, at CSU, and the ever friendly and helpful Department of Anthropology. Those experiences reverberate until this very day and I expect they will continue until I leave this mortal coil.
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