Stephanie Smith


GIS Program Director
Grand Canyon Trust

Stephanie joined the Grand Canyon Trust in April 2012 to build the GIS Program. She has a M.A. and B.S. in geography from Appalachian State University with a focus on biogeography and geographic information systems. Prior to joining the Trust, she served as the GIS specialist for the ASU Energy Center and as an instructor for Appalachian State University’s Geography Department. She often calls herself the nerd behind the map, but she is much more than that. Her passion is conservation and telling its story. As an avid lover of cartographic design and researcher who seeks to better understand our environment, she transforms data in ways that engage the public and make policy makers stand up and pay attention.


Mapping Grand Canyon for Conservation