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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
Alysha Alloway
Fall 2017
Full-time
Macalester College, BA Geography/Classics
Human-environment interaction; sustainability
Amber Benbow
Fall 2019
Part-time
University of Minnesota, BA English
Environmental management; sustainability
Meric Birol
Fall 2017
Full-time
Karadeniz Technical University (Turkey), BS Geomatics Engineering
Spatial analysis and modeling
Liang-Ting Chen
Fall 2019
Full-time
National Defense University (Taiwan), BEng Computer Science and Information Engineering
Spatial analysis and web GIS
Zhuo Chen
Fall 2018
Full-time
Anhui University of Science & Technology, BS Natural Geography & Resource Environment
GIS software development and spatial analysis
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
Maisong Francis
Fall 2019
Full-time
Gustavus Adolphus College, BA Biology and Environmental Studies
Natural resource management and spatial analysis
Anders Hopkins
Fall 2018
Full-time
Luther College, BA Anthropology and Classics
Spatial analysis and modeling, public health
Cecelia Issac
Spring 2019
Part-time
State University of New York at Albany, BA English and Chinese Studies
Data science, immigration and refugee movement, crisis mapping, urban development
Brynn Johnson
Spring 2017
Full-time
University of Minnesota, BS Fisheries and Wildlife
Wildlife management and environmental education
Sarah Jones
Fall 2017
Part-time
University of Minnesota, BFA Painting, Drawing and Printmaking
Asset management and university services
Lucas Laniel
Fall 2019
Full-time
St. Cloud State University, BA Geography
Web cartography, spatial analysis and hydrologic modeling
Xiaoran Li
Fall 2018
Full-time
Northwest A & F University, BS Geographic Information Science
Environmental modeling, spatial analysis and statistics
Kuan-Jui Lin
Fall 2018
Full-time
Chung Cheng Institute of Technology, BEng Environmental Information & Engineering
Web GIS and Services, spatial analysis and geovisualization
Megan Luick
Fall 2018
Full-time
Gustavus Adolphus College, BA Geology & Geography/GIS
Hydrogeology, spatial analysis and modeling
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
Travis Ormsby
Spring 2019
Full-time
Grinnell College, BA Anthropology; University of St. Thomas, MA Education
Spatial analysis and government policy
Young-Shin Park
Fall 2018
Full-time
Yonsei Unviersity, BS Computer Science and Industrial System Engineering; BS Nursing; Seoul National University, MPH, Health Care Management and Policy
Spatial modeling and statistics, public health, geovisualization
Lucas Rosen
Fall 2019
Full-time
University of Wisconsin - River Falls, BS Conservation
Conservation biology and spatial analysis
Emily Ruetz
Fall 2018
Full-time
University of Minnesota, BS Computer Science
Geocomputing, big data analytics
Lauren Strug
Fall 2017
Full-time
Beloit College, BS Geology
Environmental conservation, spatial analysis and modeling
Erik Thorkelson
Spring 2018
Full-time
Carthage College, BA Geography and Earth Science
Spatial analysis, cartography
Andrew Van Eps
Fall 2019
Full-time
Bethel University, BS Environmental Science
Spatial analysis, natural resource management
Hannah White
Spring 2019
Full-time
University of Wisconsin at Stevens Point, BS Wildlife Ecology
Natural resources and wildlife conservation, spatial analysis
Yijing Zhou
Fall 2019
Full-time
East China Normal University, BS Geographic Sciences
Cartography; urban GIS