DaMisha wanted to make a change in her life career-wise, but wasn’t sure how to go about doing so. After seeing a Facebook post about Rung, she decided to embark on a new journey that allowed her to learn more about herself and a new career. Today, DaMisha is working as a 3D Geospatial Production Technician with Maxar, a role she has held for over a year!
On why she became a Rung member
I wanted to be a better DaMisha. I desired change from what was my everyday life. Rung for Women offered not just one, but at least six areas in life where I could improve in.
On what was most rewarding about her experience at Rung
I found the outcome the most rewarding from my Rung member experience. I think about the therapy sessions I’ve had, the fitness classes I’ve attended, the coaching sessions I really had to push myself through, the coaching sessions multiple times a week all got me to where I am now.
On what it was like being a part of the Women in Geospatial Program
I was a part of the first group to go through the program. It was exciting to learn something new. I felt even better knowing I was supported by my career navigator Cassie. Anytime I felt stuck or need an extra push she was always there to help me succeed.
On how Rung has helped her with her geospatial career
Before Rung I had not heard of the word geospatial. Rung was able to provide insight into the geospatial world for me. I was able to question people in the field about everyday work and life. I completed a certification through Maryville University (Introduction to ARCGIS and Geospatial Analysis), which built my confidence and had me fascinated. I would say it has actually started my career.
On her career and making more money
I was a delivery driver before I became a Rung member. My life has changed tremendously. I will say that now I can enjoy time with my family and friends on weekends. I’m not sore from work or exhausted from working some eleven-hour days. I have traveled more than ever before. I recently took my first trip out of the country. I am making about $15,000 more a year, I believe.
On where she sees herself in five years
I see myself still working in the geospatial field in five years. Learning more and more every day, I hope to attain a bachelors in geography. Having more skill and knowledge I hope to move into a leadership role.
On what she likes most about the geospatial career pathway
The geospatial career pathway offers a wide range of opportunities for people who are passionate about using data and technology. I love that there is always more to be done, more to be seen.
DaMisha has gained the confidence and skills to level up professionally and personally, and we are proud to be a part of her story.
You can learn more about Rung’s career pathways HERE.