Rhonda Houser has worked in GIS for local and state government and higher education over the last 17 years and still loves it. She thrives (or survives) on the ever-changing nature of the field, its problem solving (both big and small), and the variety of skills it requires. Houser enjoys working with tea-stained maps that have stories to tell and finds the landscape represented by geospatial data—whether satellite imagery or geology data—to be beautiful. She holds a bachelor’s degree in environmental studies from the University of Kansas and a master’s degree in environmental science from Virginia Commonwealth University. In 2014, she obtained certification as a Geographic Information Systems Professional (GISP).