Sarah Bell was trained in cartography at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and began her professional cartography career at the National Park Service. Sarah then went on to work at an independent cartography company, creating maps for clients like the U.S. Forest Service, the National Park Service, and private companies. Following her time there, Sarah pursued her M.S. in Geography, where she created mapping & viz products for community disaster recovery during her work as a data visualization designer for Western Washington University’s Resilience Institute. Sarah arrived at her current job at a large geospatial software company five years ago where she provides mapping and data-visual solutions for customers. Sarah has an appreciation for well-established cartographic standards and rules, but she’s also eager to push and bend those rules.
When she’s not mapping and designing, Sarah is rock climbing, running, and enjoying the outdoors.