Alumni Positions

Geography graduates from San Diego State University have a wide variety of professions. This is only natural given the wide diversity of emphases offered by the department. To find out more about our alumni, please visit the Alumni page.


  • Vince Bertoni. City of Los Angeles, Director of Planning.
  • Yi-Ting Chuang. , GIS Data Analyst.
  • James Craine. Cal State Northridge, Professor.
  • Philip Elder. , Automation Engineer.
  • Timothy Evans. Student Conservation Association, Conservation Program Coordinator.
  • Debbie Fugate. United States Geological Survey, Deputy Director, National Geospatial Program.
  • Rebecca Grover. San Diego Association of Governments, GIS Analyst.
  • Jeremy Hamm. , Software Developer.
  • Lesley Handa. , Ornithologist.
  • Laurel Hanscom. Global Footprint Network, Program Director and Research Scientist.
  • Jessie Hong. University of West Georgia, Associate Professor.
  • Elias Issa. San Diego Airport Authority, Senior Engineering Technician.
  • Ick-Hoi Kim. , Research Fellow.
  • Chris Lukinbeal. University of Arizona, Associate Professor.
  • Jennifer Mason. Penn State University, Ph.D. Student.
  • Colin Mattison. Pitney Bowes, Presales Engineer.
  • Christopher Moreno. Cultural Geographics Consulting, Co-Owner and Ethnography Program Manager.
  • Frank Mowery. , Mapping Specialist I.
  • Cleo Neculae. State of Washington, Stormwater Grants Program Manager.
  • David Palomino. County of San Diego, Administrative Analysts III.
  • Audrey Porcella. San Diego Association of Governments, Regional Planner.
  • Kelly Salamone. , Sr. Animal Trainer.
  • Thomas Sumstine. , Ecological Restoration and Monitoring Intern.
  • Martin Swobodzinski. Portland State University, Assistant Professor of Geography.
  • John Urata. , Staff Data Scientist.
  • Ninghua Wang. , Chief Scientist.
  • Jiue-An (Jay) Yang. University of California, San Diego, Postdoctoral Research Scientist.