Shannon Kalisky is the lead product manager for Analytics and Data Science at Esri, where she works with development and engineering teams to bring spatial data science mainstream. She started her career in GIS where she worked for a variety of organizations ranging from government to Fortune 500 companies, leveraging spatial data to uncover patterns and build predictive models with a combination of GIS and Python. Her undergraduate studies were in geography and her graduate education was in community and regional planning. She is currently pursuing her MBA in global business. When she’s not working behind a computer, you’re most likely to find Shannon working in the garden or at the local hardware store gathering supplies for her next project.