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Graduate Students

Our students are bright, success-oriented achievers who bring a broad mixture of skills, experiences and interests. Some begin with little or no background in GIS. Others are already working in the field. MGIS students have undergraduate degrees from a variety of disciplinary areas including the humanities, social sciences and natural/physical sciences. Some of our students founded the GIS Student Organization (GISSO), which sponsors a GIS Day event in the fall and a job and career fair in the spring.

Name Previous Degree & Specialty
Issa Al Hinai
Fall 2016
Full-time
University of Toledo, BA Geography
Enviromental and natural resource management; GIS education
Carlynne Anderson
Fall 2016
Full-time
University of Minnesota, BA Urban Studies
Urban studies; GIS and society
Jacob Arndt
Fall 2016
Full-time
University of Minnesota, BS Geography; BA Music
Natural science; spatial analysis and modeling
Sara Austin
Spring 2015
Full-time
Ball State University, BLA Landscape Architecture
Conservation and natural resource management
Rebecca Barney
Spring 2015
Full-time
University of Minnesota, BA Geography
Public transportation and community GIS
Rob Cahalan
Fall 2014
Part-time
University of Wisconsin River Falls, BS Environmental Conservation
Environmental management
Fartun Dirie
Fall 2015
Full-time
University of St. Thomas, BA Geography & GIS
Public health, emergency management & humanitarian aid
Kevin Ehrman-Solberg
Fall 2015
Full-time
Augsburg College, BA History & English
Exploring connections among geography, history and interpretation
Peder Engstrom
Fall 2016
Part-time
University of Minnesota, BS Geography
Global environmental research; spatial modeling and analysis
Tobias Fimpel
Spring 2014
Part-time
University of Minnesota, BS Geography
Asset management, urban planning applications
Travis Fried
Fall 2016
Full-time
Carleton College, BA Sociology/Anthropology
Human rights; GIS and society
Adam Gardner
Spring 2015
Part-time
Augsburg College, BA Business Administration
Transportation planning and GIS
Jacob Hartle
Fall 2016
Full-time
University of Minnesota, BA Geography
Spatial analysis and modeling
Lewei He
Fall 2016
Full-time
University of Minnesota, BS Geography
Mobile and web GIS development
Nicole Helgeson
Fall 2016
Full-time
University of Wisconsin River Falls, BS Geography and International Studies
Remote sensing and spatial analysis
Grace Johnson
Fall 2015
Full-time
University of Minnesota Duluth, BA Geological Sciences
Northern Arizona University, MS Geological Sciences
Spatial analysis, cartography, natural resources management
Cara Leitheiser
Spring 2016
Full-time
University of Minnesota Duluth, BS Geological Sciences
Natural resource management, landscape/urban design
Ethan Mooar
Fall 2015
Part-time
Carleton College, Northfield, BA History
University of Colorado, Boulder, JD Law
Environmental law, renewable energy, land use policy
Hitomi Nakamura
Fall 2016
Full-time
University of Minnesota Duluth, BA Geography/GIS
Natural disaster and emergency management
Carl Reim
Spring 2015
Full-time
University of Minnesota, BS Geography
Community GIS, GIS development
Jeff Reinhart
Spring 2012
Full-time
St. Cloud State University, BS Environmental Studies
Environmental and forest resources management
Dylan Richardson
Spring 2016
Full-time
Leiden University (Netherlands), BS Sustainability
Spatial modeling, web mapping
Sharvari Sangle
Spring 2015
Full-time
University of Pune, BE Information Technology
Web mapping and services, GIS development
Andrea Samuelson
Fall 2015
Full-time
University of Minnesota Duluth, BA GIS & BS Mathematics
Spatial analysis, GIS development
Mitchell Schaps
Fall 2015
Full-time
University of St. Thomas, BA Geography & GIS
Urban planning, environmental sustainability
Steven Schmidt
Fall 2013
Part-time
University of Minnesota, BE Civil Engineering
Urban and land use planning
Dorothy Shreve
Fall 2016
Full-time
Evergreen State College, BS Chemistry
Natural resource management
Megan Sisko
Fall 2016
Full-time
University of Minnesota, BS Fisheries and Wildlife
Conservation planning and assessment
Andrew Smith
Fall 2016
Part-time
Gustavus Adolphus College, BA Geology
GIS development; spatial analysis and modeling
Rachel Stangl
Fall 2015
Full-time
University of Minnesota Duluth, BS Environmental Science
Water resources management and modeling
Rachel Stobb
Fall 2014
Full-time
College of Saint Benedict, BA Environmental Studies
Natural resource management
Julieann Swanson
Fall 2014
Full-time
University of Minnesota, BED Landscape Architecture
Geodesign and urban planning
Frank Wagner
Fall 2016
Full-time
Winona State University, BA History
Cartography and geovisualization; spatial analysis
Meng Wang
Fall 2016
Full-time
University of Washington, BA Geography
Public health, spatial analysis
Michael Wethington
Fall 2016
Full-time
Augsburg College, BA Psychology
Landscape conservation ecology
Peter Wiringa
Fall 2015
Full-time
Macalester College, BA Mathematics
Geospatial analysis and modeling, GIS development
Boxuan Xia
Fall 2016
Full-time
University of Minnesota, BS Geography
Climate change and natural disasters, spatial analysis
Joshua Zoellmer
Fall 2016
Full-time
Carleton College, BA Geology
Geological applications, spatial analysis