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
Moshen Ahmadkhani
Fall 2021
Full-time
Zanjan University, BS Geomatics; K.N. Toosi University, Iran, MS, GIS Engineering
Agricultural field delineation, remote sensing and GIS
Taylor Anderson-Beaver
Fall 2021
Full-time
University of Minnesota, BA Geography
Health geography, GIS and spatial modeling
Ethan Bott
Spring 2022
Full-time
University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point, BS Hydrology
Environmental conservation and management, spatial modeling, web mapping, geocomputing
Emily Cavazos
Fall 2020
Full-time
Macalester College, BA Biology
Environmental conservation; water quality management; solar energy; environmental education and community engagement
Owen Connolly
Fall 2022
Full-time
University of Minnesota, BA Urban Studies
Environmental resource management; urban development; spatial analysis
Shana Crosson
Spring 2022
Part-time
Carleton College, BA History
GIS education using geospatial technology
Alexander Danielson
Fall 2021
Full-time
Bemidji State University, BS Geography
GIS development and applications
Jake Ford
Fall 2021
Full-time
University of Minnesota, BFA Acting
Natural resource management, remote sensing and GIS
Mattie Gisselbeck
Fall 2022
Full-time
University of St. Thomas, BA Psychology
Natural resource management; urban planning; spatial modeling
Tom Glancy
Fall 2020
Full-time
University of Minnesota-Morris, BA Geology
Environmental and water resources management; open source software and applications
Mary Heise
Fall 2020
Full-time
University of Minnesota-Duluth, BS Environmental Science
Soils and agricultural landscape management; spatial modeling and analysis
Robert Hendrickson
Fall 2021
Full-time
University of Minnesota, BS Mathematics
Spatial dynamics of health, race, geodemographics and environmental equity; data science
Ali Hossaini
Fall 2021
Full-time
University of Isfahan, Iran, BS Geomatics
Agricultural applications using remote sensing and GIS
Tzu-Yu Ma
Fall 2022
Full-time
Chung Cheng Institute of Technology, Taiwan, BEng Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
Natural disaster management; geovisualization and spatial analysis
Megan Marsolek
Fall 2020
Full-time
Concordia College-Moorhead, BA Mathematics & Art
Natural resource management; climate change modeling and assessment
Diego Osorio Castiblanco
Fall 2021
Full-time
Univ. De Los Andes, Colombia, BS Environmental Engineering
Sustainable development, remote sensing, spatial analysis and modeling
Erik Sauer
Fall 2021
Full-time
St. Lawrence University, BA Environmental Studies
Ecological management; spatial analysis and modeling
Zain Ul Abdin Siyal
Fall 2022
Full-time
Mehran University of Engineering and Technology, Pakistan, BEng Mechanical Engineering
Asset and utilities management; spatial analysis and modeling; geocomputing
Carl Sones
Spring 2020
Full-time
University of Wisconsin - River Falls, BAS Geographic Information Science
Spatial analysis and GIS development
Deepika Mallika Tamilselvan
Fall 2022
Full-time
Bharathidasan University, India, BTech  & MTech Geological Technology and GIS
CyberGIS; spatial modeling and analysis; geological applications
Maochuan Wang
Spring 2022
Full-time
University of Minnesota, BS Environmental Science, Policy and Management
Geovisualization and cartography, spatial data science and management
Luke Zaruba
Spring 2022
Part-time
Gustavus Adolphus, BA Geography
Spatial data science, spatial analysis and modeling