What Can Geography Do for You?
A degree in Geography (Environment, Society, and Technology) provides you with the education and skills to pursue a wide range of career options (Environmental planning, GIS professionals, Urban development, etc.) Our students work in diverse fields such as fire ecology, remote sensing, GIS, watershed management, wildlife habitat, energy planning, food security, marketing, and social justice. Whether we utilize advanced geospatial technologies or work ‘on the ground’ to understand and help communities, geographers strive to solve pressing societal and environmental problems.
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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.