I was introduced to HOT at State of the Map 2011 and really began contributing in 2012 mostly through the tasking manager. In 2013 I assisted with writing the Code of Conduct and participated in several Working Groups. In late 2013 I was selected as Junior Coordinator for the Mapping Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia project and spent four weeks in the field training and mapping. At the beginning of 2014 I was nominated to the HOT Membership and elected as the Chair for the Voting Members. In 2015 I was elected for a second term as Chairperson and was selected as the Activation Curriculum Specialist.