Kanan serves as the GIS specialist for The Ray. Her work focuses on delivering geo-spatial analysis, planning, and recommendations to state transportation agencies that relate to the utilization of transportation right-of-way for solar panel installation.

She is a recent graduate from the University of North Texas, where she studied Geography with a specialization in Geographic Information Systems. Kanan especially enjoys working on GIS analysis, data visualization and story maps. She holds another master’s degree in Environmental Science from India. Prior to pursuing her master’s in geography, Kanan worked in the field of disaster management, where she developed her passion for GIS.

In her free time, Kanan loves photography, trekking, and exploring new cuisines through cooking.