Speaker Bios

This is a list of the Googlers who will be speaking and/or teaching the workshops.

Rebecca MooreEngineering Manager, Google Earth Outreach and Earth Engine
Rebecca Moore is a computer scientist and longtime software professional. At Google, she conceived and leads the Google Earth Outreach program, which supports nonprofits, communities and indigenous peoples around the world in applying Google's mapping tools to the world's pressing problems in areas such as environmental conservation, human rights and cultural preservation. Rebecca also initiated and leads the development of Google Earth Engine, a new technology platform which supports global-scale monitoring and protection of the earth’s environment. Rebecca received a bachelor’s degree with honors from Brown University in Artificial Intelligence and a master’s degree from Stanford University. Her personal work using Google Earth was instrumental in stopping the logging of more than a thousand acres of redwoods in her Santa Cruz Mountain community

Karin Tuxen-BettmanGeo Specialist
Karin helps nonprofits use Google's mapping tools for their work, focusing much of her work on helping them with visualization GIS data in the tools, as well as getting better imagery for the areas where they work, including high-resolution aerial and satellite imagery and ground-level Street View imagery.

David ThauSenior Developer Advocate, Google Earth Engine
Dave Thau helps scientists, NGOs, and other partners build software and algorithms that run on Earth Engine, Google's geo analysis platform. Prior to joining Google, Dave worked for many years helping ecologists and biodiversity researchers integrate their systems into distributed collaborative networks.
Tina OrnduffProgram Manager

Tina leads the Google Earth and Maps Education Outreach efforts at Google and has worked with the technology instruction for over 20 years. Tina is passionate about geographic literacy and its importance for students of all ages. She is currently pursuing her Masters Degree in Educational Technology at Boise State University. She is a bay area native and lives with her family in Morgan Hill, California. She enjoys triathlons and running.