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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
Cole Anderson
Fall 2020
Full-time
University of Minnesota, BS Geography
Developing innovative, accessible spatial navigation tools; health equity analysis; social justice and racial equity
Amber Benbow
Fall 2019
Part-time
University of Minnesota, BA English
Environmental management; sustainability
Emily Cavazos
Fall 2020
Full-time
Macalester College, BA Biology
Environmental conservation; water quality management; solar energy; environmental education and community engagement
Liang-Ting Chen
Fall 2019
Full-time
National Defense University (Taiwan), BEng Computer Science and Information Engineering
Spatial analysis and web GIS
Ziying Cheng
Fall 2019
Full-time
Northwest A & F University (China), BS Geographic Information Science
Geovisualization and GIS development
Nicole Dunn
Fall 2019
Full-time
University of Wisconsin - Whitewater, BS Environmental Science
Natural resource management and spatial analysis
Michael Felzan
Spring 2020
Full-time
Lawrence University, BA Geology & Environmental Science
GIS and structural geology/environmental management
Maisong Francis
Fall 2019
Full-time
Gustavus Adolphus College, BA Biology and Environmental Studies
Natural resource management and spatial analysis
Tom Glancy
Fall 2020
Full-time
University of Minnesota-Morris, BA Geology
Environmental and water resources management; open source software and applications
Douglas Griep
Spring 2020
Part-time
University of St. Thomas, BA Economics; BS Business Admin-Real Estate Studies
Geovisualization and cartography
Mary Heise
Fall 2020
Full-time
University of Minnesota-Duluth, BS Environmental Science
Soils and agricultural landscape management; spatial modeling and analysis
Cecelia Issac
Spring 2019
Full-time
State University of New York at Albany, BA English and Chinese Studies
Data science, immigration and refugee movement, crisis mapping, urban development
Lucas Laniel
Fall 2019
Full-time
St. Cloud State University, BA Geography
Web cartography, spatial analysis and hydrologic modeling
Megan Marsolek
Fall 2020
Full-time
Concordia College-Moorhead, BA Mathematics & Art
Natural resource management; climate change modeling and assessment
Marguerite Mills
Spring 2019
Full-time
University of Minnesota-Twin Cities, BS Child Psychology
Spatial analysis, cognitive science, social ecology and inequity
Adam Null
Fall 2019
Full-time
Ball State University, BS Geography
Geocomputing, human ecology and GIS
Lucas Rosen
Fall 2019
Full-time
University of Wisconsin - River Falls, BS Conservation
Conservation biology and spatial analysis
Carl Sones
Spring 2020
Full-time
University of Wisconsin - River Falls, BAS Geographic Information Science
Spatial analysis and GIS development
Andrew Van Eps
Fall 2019
Full-time
Bethel University, BS Environmental Science
Spatial analysis, natural resource management
Yijing Zhou
Fall 2019
Full-time
East China Normal University, BS Geographic Sciences
Cartography; urban GIS
Rongxuan Zhu
Fall 2020
Full-time
University of Minnesota, BA Earth Science
Geospatial data modeling and geodatabase design