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N I K K I

I N G L I S

wanderer   writer   wonderer

I'm a geospatial scientist, science writer, ocean addict and wilderness worshipper.

I love true stories, wind and waves, living simply, still desert nights and foggy mountain mornings. 

If I could have any superpower, it would be the ability to meet every single person on Earth. 

 
 
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 Research assistant and PhD student

Center for Geospatial Analytics

North Carolina State University

Land Change Lab

PI: Dr. Jelena Vukomanovic

Read about my research: 

The Art of Geospatial Storytelling

And about my advocacy for mental health in academia: 

Graduate Mental Health 

 
 
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work 

Graduate research assistant | Land Change Lab, Center for Geospatial Analytics, NC State University | 2018 - present

Fuhs Scholarship intern | KQED Science | 2017

GIS/Strategic planning intern | Monterey County Parks | 2016- 2017

Teaching assistant/BIO204 | CSUMB | 2016-2018

Public relations manager | Steamboat Chamber Resort Assoc. | 2013 - 2015

Reporter/editor | Steamboat Pilot & Today | 2010 - 2013

Reporter | Craig Daily Press | 2009 - 2010

Reporter/intern | Vail Daily/Vail Trail | 2008-2009

Public relations intern | Outdoor Industry Association | 2008

life

Deckhand/snorkel guide/barefoot cocktail waitress | Palapas Ventana, Baja California Sur | 2016 - present

Yoga instructor 200RYT | Hawaii Yoga Institute | 2014

Yes on 2A committee chair | 2013 election | Steamboat Springs

Choreographer/dancer/board member | Steamboat Dance Theatre | 2010-2015

school

Geospatial Analytics | PhD| NC State University  | 2018 - present

Applied Marine and Watershed Science | Professional science master's | Cal State Monterey Bay | 2016 - 2018

 

Sustainability studies | Post-bacc | Colorado Mountain College | Fall 2015

Journalism, psychology | dual bachelor's degree | University of Colorado at Boulder | 2004 - 2008

recent publications

 

Visualizing When, Where and How Fires Happen in U.S. Parks an Protected Areas. Inglis, N.C., Vukomanovic J. 2020. International Journal of Geo-Information. 9(5):333. 

Fall Colors and Climate Change: How Rising Temperatures Might Shift Colorado’s Season of Gold

News blog | NC State Center for Geospatial Analytics | January 2020

Student Travel: Rethinking Boundaries at the Human Dimensions of Wildfire Conference

News blog | NC State Center for Geospatial Analytics | February 2019

Vivan los Aves!: Beyond the shearwater colony of Mexico’s Isla Natividad

The Drop-In | Moss Landing Marine Labs | May 2018

 

Feasibility study of a regional trail underpass beneath General Jim Moore Boulevard in Del Rey Oaks, California. Conlen, A. Eichorn, E., Inglis, N., & Watson, F. 2018. The Watershed Institute, California State University Monterey Bay, Publication no. WI-2018-06, 32.

Characterization of Physical Dimensions and Nutrient Reduction in an Experimental Treatment Wetland

CSUMB Class ENVS660: Conlen, A., Eichorn, E., Greenway, S., Hutton, T., Inglis, N., Morris, M., Robinson, M. & Burton, R. November 2017. Watershed Institute, California State University Monterey Bay, Publication No. WI-2017-0.

The Lonely Call of the Last San Francisco Quail

KQED Science | October 2017

The Scientist Who Fell in Love with the Ignobly Named Sea Slug

KQED Science | October 2017

Proposed Ndevu Gorge Power Project: A Preliminary Exploration of Potential Environmental Impacts

CSUMB Class ENVS660: Conlen, A., Eichorn, E., Greenway, S., Hutton, T., Inglis, N., Morris, M., Robinson, M. & Watson, F. October 2017. Watershed Institute, California State University Monterey Bay, Publication No. WI-2017-04

Is There a Direct Link Between the Sense of Smell and Obesity?

KQED Science | July 2017