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Denise Goerisch

Denise Goerisch

Ph.D., 2013, Human Geography
Current Position: Assistant Professor of Liberal Studies, Grand Valley State University
Website: https://www.gvsu.edu/liberalstudies/denise-goerisch-45.htm

I teach courses on leadership, social change, and interdisciplinary research methods at the undergraduate and graduate level. I'm currently researching issues related to college affordability.

My research focuses on the socio-economic lives of children and young people. I’m currently researching college students’ engagements with the costs of pursuing higher education in the US, not just the financial costs but also the socio-cultural and emotional costs of attending college. I’ve published on topics related to emotional labor and girlhood, children’s work and play, leadership in informal educational spaces, research ethics, and more recently, faculty care work. I currently live in Allendale, MI USA


Rebecca Grover

Rebecca Grover

M.A., 2011, Political Ecology
Current Position: GIS Analyst, San Diego Association of Governments

The award-winning GIS team I am a part of at SANDAG works to create products and services that support departments such as land use and transportation planning, modeling and forecasting, binational collaboration, active transportation (pedestrian and bicycle), and mobility management. I provide GIS and research support by performing duties such as creating maps, performing analysis, designing and maintaining GIS data and databases, assisting with project development, and organizing staff participation in GIS conferences and events.


Jeremy Hamm

Jeremy Hamm

M.S., 2010, Geographic Information Science
Current Position: Software Developer,

Full stack software developer for enterprise learning company.


Lesley Handa

Lesley Handa

M.S., 2016, Geographic Information Science
Current Position: Ornithologist,

I study birds in the San Diego region.


Laurel Hanscom

Laurel Hanscom

M.A., 2015, Human and Environmental
Current Position: Program Director and Research Scientist, Global Footprint Network
Website: https://www.footprintnetwork.org

In my role as Program Director, I develop organization-wide and programmatic strategy, work closely with our CEO and management team to maximize the impact of our work, and represent the organization externally at conferences and workshops around the world. As a researcher, I manage projects, contribute to scientific publications, and oversee our open data platform, the Ecological Footprint Explorer.


David Hansen

David Hansen

B.A., 1999, Physical Geography
Current Position: Hydrographer 3, East Bay Municipal Utility District
Website: https://www.ebmud.com

I collect and manage large stream flow, groundwater, and meteorological data sets, performs strategic planning to assess future water needs and resource availability, performs quantitative data analysis, data quality assurance, and first order level surveys. Manage gauge station ratings, oversee ongoing station maintenance.

I currently live in Castro Valley, CA, USA


Mary Henry

Mary C. Henry

M.A., 1996, Remote sensing, biogeography, fire ecology
Current Position: Associate Professor of Geography, Miami University
Website: http://miamioh.edu/cas/academics/departments/geography/

I teach physical geography, global change, remote sensing, natural hazards, & landscape ecology. I do research on the impacts of fire and invasive plants on forest ecosystems using remote sensing and GIS. I have recently been working to map burn scars in Kenya and estimate fire emissions.

I currently live in Oxford, OH, USA


Jessie Hong

Jessie Hong

M.A., 2007, Geographic Information Science
Current Position: Associate Professor, University of West Georgia
Website: http://www.westga.edu/~jhong

I teach introductory and advanced level GIS courses, with a research focus on GIS in K-12 and higher education


Sarah Hudson (Hinton)

Sarah Hudson (Hinton)

M.A., 2006, Human Geography/Demography
Current Position: Demographer, San Diego Unified School District
Website: https://www.sandiegounified.org/instructional-facilities-planning

Enrollment forecasting, monitoring, analysis, and reporting; managing attendance boundaries and address-to-school lookup; resident and non-resident student trend analysis; map-making; geocoding; student generation rate analysis for new residential development.

Married, two kids. Hobbies include kids’ school and sports activities, gardening, beach, hiking, sleep whenever possible. I currently live in San Diego, CA, USA


Elias Issa

Elias Issa

M.S., 2016, Geographic Information Science
Current Position: Senior Engineering Technician, San Diego Airport Authority
Website: http://www.san.org/

I am responsible for the creation, modification, and quality control of essential geospatial infrastructure data for Airport-wide use in a variety of critical applications. This includes the analysis and assembly of GIS and CAD data utilized to support engineering designs, real estate plats, planning exhibits, and capital improvement projects.