Christopher Bride is a GIS Analyst in Cohoes, NY. He received his MS in Geographic Information Science from Lehman College (City University of New York) in the Bronx, NY., and a BA in Environmental Policy & Management from Hunter College (also City University of New York) in Manhattan, NY. Research was a primary duty for his degrees. He won the Miriam & Saul Cohen Prize for Excellence in Geographic Research for his undergraduate capstone “A Triple Bottom Line Analyses of Seven Food Policy Documents” in 2011. While a graduate student, he was hired as a GIS Data Researcher for the Lehman College-sponsored website https://www.lehman.edu/community-connect/links.php where he honed in on data research for GIS as a primary skill.
His professional interests are environmental management/conservation and working with environmental data. He was a GIS Technician on NYC’s 2015 tree census and QA’d half of the data himself (a dataset with over 660k datapoints). He has also been a NYC photographer for the real estate website Propertyshark.com since 2005.
When not working, he likes to kayak, fly drones, garden, cook, and raise two daughters with his wife in upstate New York. He also has a previous career as a musician and audio engineer and still loves to be involved, though in a less than professional capacity. He has been playing piano since age 5.