New Colleagues

New Colleagues

Joe Morrison joins Azavea as a Product Specialist for OpenTreeMap. Before joining Azavea, Joe graduated from Davidson College with a B.A. in Religion, despite his better judgment. In college, he started Pax Backpacks, a social venture that sold American-made daypacks and supported after-school programming for students at a local middle school. Through his work with Pax, he also had the opportunity to consult on several businesses; his clients have started t-shirt and sock companies with dozens of employees and revenue in the thousands. Those clients also happened to be 12 years old. Joe came to Azavea through the Venture for America fellowship program, from which he will graduate from in the summer of 2016.

In Joe’s free time, he enjoys playing guitar, building websites, tinkering with Arduino projects, feeding his already overweight cat, and exploring Philadelphia.

Jonny Szczesniak joins Azavea as a GIS Technician for the Philadelphia Water Department Stormwater Team. Jonny recently obtained his B.A. with Latin Honors in Geography and Urban Studies at Temple University, receiving the 2015 Henry N. Michael Prize in Geography and Urban Studies.

Jonny has lived in Philadelphia for over a decade, developing a passion for social and environmental justice, assisting in the development of Croatan Studios, and volunteering with Circle Thrift and PHS Tree Tenders. He’s traveled around the country playing a variety of instruments in a World-Gypsy-AfroBeat-Refugee-Folk-Punk-Fusion band. Jonny also enjoys playing baseball, riding a bike, and spending time with his wife and daughter.

Terence Tuhinanshu joins Azavea as a Software Developer on the Civic Apps Team. Terence holds an M.S. in Software Engineering from Drexel University, and has over 4 years of experience in designing, developing, debugging and deploying software for web and mobile applications. Previously from Indore, India, he moved to Philadelphia in 2009 and has since fallen in love with the city. His interests include continuous delivery, user interfaces, functional programming, artificial intelligence, digital forensics, Indian music notation, and typography.

In his free time Terence enjoys listening to music, reading graphic novels, watching Netflix and HBO, and reading about quantum mechanics and ancient Indian philosophy.  And, somehow, Terence does not intimidate the crap out of everyone.