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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
Asset management; project management
Alysha Alloway
Fall 2017
Full-time
Macalester College, BA Geography/Classics
Human-environment interaction; sustainability
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
Han Bao
Fall 2017
Full-time
University of Minnesota, BA Urban Studies; MA Urban and Regional Planning
Spatial analysis andmodeling; sustainable urban development
Rebecca Barney
Spring 2015
Full-time
University of Minnesota, BA Geography
Public transportation and community GIS
Meric Birol
Fall 2017
Full-time
Karadeniz Technical University (Turkey), BS Geomatics Engineering
Spatial analysis and modeling
Grant Cooper
Fall 2017
Full-time
Gustavus Adolphus College, BA Environmental Studies
Spatial analysis and modeling; big data
Whitney Delong
Fall 2017
Part-time
University of Arizona, BS Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
Spatial analysis and modeling; scientific applications
Katherine Dooley
Fall 2017
Full-time
Carleton College, BA Environmental Studies
Environmental modeling and analysis; soil and water management
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
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
Brynn Johnson
Spring 2017
Full-time
University of Minnesota, BS Fisheries and Wildlife
Wildlife management and environmental education
Jasper Johnson
Fall 2017
Full-time
University of Minnesota, BA Political Science
Spatial analysis of international conflict, geospatial intelligence and national security
Sarah Jones
Fall 2017
Part-time
University of Minnesota, BFA Painting, Drawing and Printmaking
Asset management and university services
Melisa Larson
Spring 2017
Full-time
Technical University of Denmark, BS Arctic Technology
Arctic environment resource management and spatial analysis
Cara Leitheiser
Spring 2016
Full-time
University of Minnesota Duluth, BS Geological Sciences
Natural resource management, landscape/urban design
Alison Link
Spring 2017
Part-time
Grinnell College, BA International Relations; University of Minnesota, MA Multicultural College Teaching and Learning
GIS development
Anna McGraw
Fall 2017
Full-time
Hamline University, BA Anthropology
Spatial analysis of human-environment interaction
Hitomi Nakamura
Fall 2016
Full-time
University of Minnesota Duluth, BA Geography/GIS
Natural disaster and emergency management
Venkateswara Navuri
Fall 2017
Full-time
Koneru Lakshmaiah University, BTech Civil Engineering
Geovisualization and spatial modeling, big data
Dylan Richardson
Spring 2016
Full-time
Leiden University (Netherlands), BS Sustainability
Spatial modeling, web mapping
Andrea Samuelson
Fall 2015
Full-time
University of Minnesota Duluth, BA GIS & BS Mathematics
Spatial analysis, GIS development
Steven Schmidt
Fall 2013
Part-time
University of Minnesota, BE Civil Engineering
Urban and land use planning
Jason Schneider
Fall 2017
Full-time
Saint John's University, BA Theater
Remote sensing and photogrammetry
Coleman Shepard
Fall 2017
Full-time
University of Minnesota, BS Geography
GIS development, big data and modeling
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
Galen Sjostrom
Fall 2017
Full-time
Wesleyan University, BA East Asian Studies - Chinese
Environmental modeling; spatial analysis and geovisualization
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
Nicholas Stoterau
Fall 2017
Full-time
University of Minnesota, Duluth, BA International Studies
Spatial analysis and modeling, human rights
Lauren Strug
Fall 2017
Full-time
Beloit College, BS Geology
Environmental conservation, spatial analysis and modeling
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
Jiateng Xu
Fall 2017
Full-time
University of Waterloo, BES Geomatics
Geospatial analysis and modeling
Zhiwei Yan
Fall 2017
Full-time
University of Waterloo, BES Geomatics
Geospatial analysis, cartography and geovisualization
Joshua Zoellmer
Fall 2016
Full-time
Carleton College, BA Geology
Geological applications, spatial analysis