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Ann D. (Andi) Knight

 Ann D. (Andi) Knight
Map Production Coordinator
New Mexico Bureau of Geology & Mineral Resources
New Mexico Institute of Mining & Technology
801 Leroy Place
Socorro NM 87801-4796
(575) 835-6333 fax

I am a Map Production Coordinator specializing in GIS and Cartography for the Geologic Map Production Group at the New Mexico Bureau of Geology and Mineral Resources (NMBGMR). I work collaboratively with field geologists and other Bureau staff using my skills in ArcGIS, Adobe Illustrator, and Global Mapper, to update legacy quadrangles, assist with graphics and figures, and to produce geologic maps for the USGS STATEMAP program and other Bureau publications. I also supervise our Geologic Mapping Group's GIS student workers and train them in GIS basics. I have a Bachelor's Degree in Geology from Western Colorado University, and a Master's Degree in Anthropology/Southwestern Archaeology from New Mexico State University.

In my archaology career, I worked for the Bureau of Land Management, National Parks, and Forest Service, as well as having been an independent contractor. Prior to joining the mapping group at the NMBGMR, I held a position at NMT's Joseph R. Skeen Library on campus. I absolutely loved the academic environment and student interactions that the library encouraged and supported. My current position allows me to draw on both my love of Geology and GIS, and to utilize my degrees and career skills in one of my primary fields of interest. I am happy that with the change in position I am still able to support and interact with NMT students, but now with a particular focus in this field.

I grew up in various parts of Missouri and Colorado, worked in Oregon for a short time, and have lived in New Mexico since 2002. My husband and I both work at New Mexico Tech (NMT) and I really enjoy living in Socorro. In my spare time I enjoy board games, movies, reading, being outdoors, and socializing with friends.


  • New Mexico State University (NMSU)
    • Masters, Anthropology w/Southwestern Archaeology emphasis, 2007
  • Western State College (now Western Colorado University)
    • Bachelors, Geology w/Archaeology emphasis, minor in Geography, 1997


  • New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology (New Mexico Tech), Socorro, New Mexico
    • New Mexico Bureau of Geology and Mineral Resources
      • Map Production Coordinator, June 2023 – Present
      • GIS Specialist Cartographer/Illustrator, May 2020 – June 2023
    • Joseph R. Skeen Library
      • Head of Circulation, Library Technician III, May 2018 – May 2020
  • DOI Bureau of Land Managment, Socorro Field Office, Socorro, New Mexico
    • Realty Specialist, April 2009 – July 2014
    • Archaeologist, May 2005 – April 2009
  • ADS Consulting (Independant Contractor, self-employed), Socorro, New Mexico
    • Archaeologist, January 2007 – December 2007
  • US Forest Service, Santa Fe National Forest, Pecos/Las Vegas Ranger District, Pecos, New Mexico
    • Archaeology Technician, June 2002 – December 2004
  • National Park Service, Crater Lake National Park, Crater Lake, Oregon
    • Park Ranger (Environmental Education/Interpreter) July 2001 – December 2001

Honors & Awards

  • Lambda Alpha National Anthropology Honor Society
  • Colorado Alliance for Environmental Education (CAEE) Award for best new partnership in public outreach


  • Current:
    • New Mexico Geological Society, Member
    • American Association of University Women (AAUW) - President, Socorro Branch
  • Past:
    • American Anthropological Association, Member
    • Archaeological Society of New Mexico, Member
    • New Mexico Library Association, Member
    • Society for American Archaeology, Member
    • Society for Historical Archaeology, Member

GIS and/or Cartographic Projects


  1. Skotnicki, S., Knight, A., 2021, Geologic Map of the Guadalupe Mountains National Park, Culberson and Hudspeth Counties, Texas, Open-File Report (OFR) 610,