Caitlin Smith is a project manager and consultant on Esri's state and local government services team, where she works largely in support of planning agencies and initiatives. Smith joined Esri after several years working at an urban and regional planning firm in Alberta, Canada. With a master's degree in landscape architecture and specific expertise in regional planning, GIS, and geodesign, Smith helps state and local governments plan the future of their communities using Esri's next generation technologies. She is a former faculty member in Penn State's Geodesign online graduate programs.