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Earning your MGIS degree from the University of Minnesota will benefit your career and give you the opportunity to make a real difference in your chosen field.  Whether you use your GIS knowledge to empower communities, plan urban transportation systems, chart evaculation paths, help the environment, increase market share, or pioneer new software applications, as a MGIS graduate, you'll always be in the company of your field's brightest minds and top achievers.

We provide a complete listing of our graduates and their current positions on this page. 


Student Name & Graduation Date Current Position
Meric Birol
February 2020
GIS Technician, Hennepin County, Minneapolis, Minnesota
Zhuo Chen
May 2020
Independent GIS consultant, China
Anders Hopkins
May 2020
Geospatial analyst and manager, U.S. Geological Survey, St.Paul, Minnesota
Sarah Jones
January 2020
Administrative Manager, Energy Management, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota
Xiaoran Li
May 2020
Independent GIS consultant, Tianjin, China
Kuan-Jui Lin
July 2020
Survey Engineering Officer, Ministry of National Defense, South Korea
Megan Luick
May 2020
Geology Resource Assistant, MobilizeGreen/US Forest Service, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Travis Ornsby
May 2020
Geospatial instuctor, Esri, Minneapolis, Minnesota
Emily Ruetz
May 2020
Programs Associate, National States Geographic Information Council, St. Paul, Minnesota
Hannah White
May 2020
Data management specialist, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Anchorage, Alaska
Student Name & Graduation Date Current Position
Alysha Alloway
December 2019
GIS Instructor and Lab Manager, Geography Department, Macalester College, St. Paul, Minnesota
Carly Anderson
May 2019
Geospatial analyst and manager, Visible City, Minneapolis, Minnesota
Han Bao
May 2019
Doctoral candidate, Geoinformatics, University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa
Ryan Bowe
December 2019
Quality Control Team Lead, Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing Discipline, Woolpert, Dayton, Ohio
Whitney DeLong
May 2019
Conservation Easement & Support Analyst, Lands and Minerals, Minnesota Department of Natural Resources, St. Paul, Minnesota
Kathy Dooley
May 2019
Educator, Destination SPACE (Satellite Program for Aerospace-Centered Education), Asheville, North Carolina
Brynn Johnson
December 2019
Independent GIS Specialist, Twin Cities, Minnesota
Jasper Johnson
May 2019
Doctoral candidate, Geography, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis-St. Paul
Alison Link
May 2019
Data/Analytics Developer, Academic Support Services, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota
Anna McGraw
May 2019
GIS Analyst, Navico, Inc., Minneapolis, Minnesota
Hitomi Nakamura
May 2019    
Geospatial Specialist, SWCA Environmental Consultants, Denver, Colorado
Venkateswara Navuri
May 2019    
GIS Solutions Engineer, 3-GIS, Decatur, Alabama
Young Shin Park
December 2019
Research Fellow, Yonsei University, Seoul, South Korea
Elise Rosengren
May 2019    
GIS Analyst, Environmental Working Group, Minneapolis, Minnesota
Coleman Shepard
May 2019    
Safety Data Fellow, U.S. Department of Transportation, Washington, D.C.
Galen Sjostrom
August 2019
Transportation Program Specialist, Minnesota Department of Transportation, St. Paul, Minnesota
Nicholas Stoterau
May 2019    
GIS Technician, ProWest, Minnesota
Lauren Strug
December 2019
GIS Programmer, California Center for Sustainable Communities, University of California,  Los Angeles (UCLA)
Erik Thorkelson
December 2019
GIS Analyst, SRF Consulting Group, Minneapolis, Minnesota 
Michael Wethington
May 2019    
Doctoral candidate, Ecology and Evolution, Stony Brook University, Long Island, New York
Jiateng Xu
May 2019    
Product Engineer, Research & Development Center, Esri, Beijing, China
Zhiwei Yan
May 2019    
Master of Science candidate, Data Science, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis-St. Paul
Student Name & Graduation Date Current Position
Jake Arndt
May 2018
Geospatial Imagery Data Scientist, Geographic Data Science Group, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Tennessee
Rebecca Barney
May 2018
Cartographer, U.S. Census Bureau, Washington, D.C.
Kevin Ehrman-Solberg
June 2018
Doctoral candidate, Department of Geography, Environment and Society, University of Minnesota, Twin Cities
Tobias Fimpel
May 2018
GIS Analyst, Enterprise GIS, University of Minnesota, Twin Cities
Travis Fried
May 2018
Research Analyst, World Research Institute, Washington, D.C.
Jacob Hartle
May 2018
Support Analyst, Educational Support Services Department​​​​​​, Esri, Redlands, California
Lewei He
May 2018
Geographer/GIS Professional, Kaart Group, San Francisco, California
Nicole Helgeson
December 2018
GIS Specialist II, City of Saint Paul, Minnesota
Rachel Hoveland
May 2018
Data Analyst, Pheasants Forever, St. Paul, Minnesota
Melisa Larsen
December 2018
Optional Practical Training
Cara Leitheiser
July 2018
GIS Associate Consultant, ERM: Environmental Resources Management, Minneapolis, Minnesota
Chris Mavis
May 2018
Hennepin County Surveyor, Hennepin County, Minneapolis, Minnesota
Dorothy Shreve
December 2018
GIS Analyst, Lowe Engineering, Atlanta, Georgia
Megan Sisko
December 2018
GIS Technician, Minnesota Geospatial Information Office, MN.IT, St. Paul, Minnesota
Frank Wagner
September 2018
Cartographer, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Bloomington, MN
Meng Wang
December 2018
GIS Technician, Kaart @ Facebook, California
Peter Wiringa
May 2018
Computing Geospatial Analyst, U-Spatial, University of Minnesota, Twin Cities
Boxuan Xia
December 2018
GIS Technician, Department of Real Estate & Housing, City of Wilmington, Delaware
Josh Zoellmer
May 2018
Geologist, Kraemer Mining and Materials, Burnsville, Minnesota
Student Name & Graduation Date Current Position
Issa Al Hinai
December 2017
GIS Deputy Manager, Muscat Municipality, Oman 
Grant Cooper
December 2017
Geospatial Analyst, East View Geospatial, Minneapolis, Minnesota
Fartun Dirie
May 2017
GIS Analyst, GIS Office, Hennepin County, Minneapolis, Minnesota
Adam Gardner
June 2017
GIS Analyst, Public Works Department, City of St. Paul, Minnesota 
Grace (Johnson) Cooper
August 2017
Doctoral Candidate, Department of Geography, Environment and Society, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis 
Ethan Mooar
May 2017
Realty Specialist, US Fish and Wildlife Service, Bloomington, Minnesota
Jeremy Moore
March 2017
President and Owner, Elevate GIS Solutions, Minneapolis MN and Steamboat Springs, Colorado
Jeff Reinhart
May 2017
GIS Coordinator, Minnesota Department of Natural Resources, Cooperative  Forest Management Program, St. Paul, Minnesota
Dylan Richardson
December 2017
Data Engineer, C.H. Robinson, Eden Prairie, Minnesota
Andrea (Samuelson) Borich
May 2017
Groundwater Information Specialist, Minnesota Pollution Control Agency, St. Paul, Minnesota
Mitchell Schaps
May 2017
Paraprofessional, MNGEO, and GIS Coordinator, Catholic Charities, Minnesota
Rachel (Stobb) Mitcavish
May 2017
GIS Analyst/Developer, Historical Information Gatherers, Inc., Hopkins, Minnesota
Julieann Swanson
June 2017
Associate Transportation Planner, Public Works Department, City of Minneapolis, Minnesota
Student Name & Graduation Date Current Position
Colleen Anderson
January 2016
Engineering Technician, Volk Field, Air National Guard, Camp Douglas, Wisconsin
Sara Austin
December 2016
Project Manager and Visualization Coordinator, Antea Group, St. Paul, Minnesota
Sarah Belcher
May 2016
GIS Consultant, ERM: Environmental Resources Management, Minneapolis, Minnesota
Robert Cahalan
December 2016
GIS Manager, Midwest Natural Resources, St. Paul, Minnesota
Michael Clementz
May 2016
Senior GIS Analyst, Ecolab, St. Paul, Minnesota
Andrea Eglinton
May 2016
GIS Specialist, Wright County, Minnesota
Daniel Heins
May 2016
UAS Coordinator, Department of Forest Resources, University of Minnesota, Twin Cities
Geovanna Hinojoza
May 2016
Doctoral student, University of Alcala, Madrid, Spain
Katrina (Marklevits) Stroud
May 2016
Wildlife Biologist/GIS Specialist, US Fish and Wildlife Service, Minneapolis-St. Paul, Minnesota
Stephen Peyton
May 2016
Frontend Engineer, Arcadia Power, Washington, D.C.
Devon Piernot
May 2016
Platform Configuration Engineer, Esri, Eagan, Minnesota
Carl Reim
December 2016
Principal Transportation Planning Analyst, Hennepin County, Medina, MN
Sharvari Sangle
December 2016
Lead GIS Developer, SRF Consulting, Minneapolis, Minnesota
Teran Smith
May 2016
GIS Technician, US Fish and Wildlife Service, St. Paul, Minnesota
Kent Treichel
December 2016
Assistant Director, Tax Research, Minnesota Department of Revenue, St. Paul, Minnesota
Student Name & Graduation Date Current Position
Christopher Anderson
May 2015
Web Application Developer, RESPEC Consulting and Services, Roseville, Minnesota
Christopher Brink
May 2015
GIS Production Specialist/Journeyman Cartographer, East View Geospatial, Minneapolis, Minnesota
Jason Dally
April 2015
GIS Technician, CenterPoint Energy, Minneapolis, Minnesota
Yiren Ding
August 2015
Graduate Student, Computer Science, Northeastern University, Boston, Massachusetts
David Hill
August 2015
Student Program Advisor, Student Unions & Activities, University of Minnesota
Shoumith Jeyakumar
May 2015
GIS Support Analyst, Esri, Redlands, California
Thomas Krumel
May 2015
Doctoral candidate in Economics, University of Connecticut, Storrs, Connecticut
M. Taylor Long
May 2015
User Interface Designer, Cornell Lab of Ornithology,  Ithaca, New York
Ryan Mattke
May 2015
Head of the John R. Borchert Map Library, University of Minnesota
Maureen McFarlane
December 2015
GIS Applications Specialist, Barr Engineering, Minneapolis, Minnesota
Agata Miszczyk
May 2015
Solution Engineer, Commercial - Logistics, Esri, St. Paul, Minnesota
Joseph Mueller
May 2015
GIS Coordinator, Minnesota Department of Transportation, St. Paul, Minnesota
Andrew Nelson
December 2015
GIS Developer, Loram Maintenance of Way, Inc., Hamel, Minnesota
Joshua Orness
May 2015
Independent GIS Consultant, Minneapolis, Minnesota
Paul Paddock
December 2015
GIS Technician II, Randstad Engineering, Minneapolis-St. Paul, Minnesota
Kathryn Purdham
May 2015
GIS Coordinator, Nobles County, Minnesota
Andrew Reicks
May 2015
GIS Specialist 2, CDM Smith, Chicago, Illinois
Jennifer Reinke
December 2015
Developer, Carmichael Lynch, Minneapolis, Minnesota
Kathryn Stinebaugh
May 2015
Epidemiologist, Tuberculosis Control Unit, Minnesota Department of Health, St. Paul, Minnesota
Andrew Walz
May 2015
GIS and System Engineer, LuminFire, Minneapolis, Minnesota
Kyle Wikstrom
May 2015
GIS Solutions Engineer, Pro-West & Associates, Walker, Minnesota
Yiqun Xie
September 2015
Doctoral candidate in Computer Science, University of Minnesota
Student Name & Graduation Date Current Position
Corey Betchwars
June 2014
Geologic Information Specialist, Minnesota Geological Survey, University of Minnesota
Ben Gosack
May 2014
GIS Analyst, Minnesota Department of Natural Resources, St. Paul, MN
Tyler Kaebisch
December 2014
Project Manager of Geospatial Services, Ayres Associates, Madison, Wisconsin
Teresa Lewandowski
May 2014
Web Application Developer, SetSight, Minneapolis, MN and LewiCool Consulting, LLC, St. Paul, Minnesota
Yiwen Li
May 2014
GIS Specialist, Montana Tech/Montana Bureau of Mines and Geology, Butte, Montana
Yuanyuan Luo
December 2014
Product Engineer, ESRI Software Products Division, Redlands, California
Fukhrudin Maalim
May 2014
Research Fellow, National Center for Food Protection and Defense, University of Minnesota
Chris Martin
December 2014
Esri Professional Services, Boston, Massachusetts
Michael Moore
May 2014
Web and GIS Engineer, LuminFire, Minneapolis, Minnesota
Andrew Munsch
December 2014
GIS Analyst, University Services, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis
Stephen Palka
May 2014
Application Support Specialist, MN.IT/MnDOT, St. Paul, Minnesota
Benjamin Post
June 2014
Senior Software Engineer, Polaris Industries, Minnesota
Jessica Sweet
May 2014
GEOINT Analyst, Maritime Division, National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency, Washington, DC
Molly McDonald
May 2014
GIS Analyst, 106 Group, St. Paul, Minnesota
Student Name & Graduation Date Current Position
Gayatri Alapati
December 2013
GIS Developer, VNuIT, San Diego, California
Joshua Dunsmoor
December 2013
GIS Analyst, Steel Shire Design, Dundas, Minnesota
Mark Ellefson
December 2013
Channel Survey Specialist, Stream Habitat Program, Department of Natural Resources, St. Paul, Minnesota
Stephen Gazdik
December 2013
GIS Analyst, WSB, Minneapolis, Minnesota
Kari Geurts
December 2013
GIS and IT Specialist, Forestry Division, Department of Natural Resources, St. Paul, Minnesota
Kris Johnson
December 2013
Research Scientist, Natural Resources Research Institute, Duluth, Minnesota
Brad Johnston
December 2013
GIS Specialist, Carver County, Minnesota
Patrick Liddle
June 2013
GIS consultant, Durham, North Carolina
Karen Majewicz
November 2013
CIC Geospatial Project Metadata Coordinator, Borchert Map Library, University of Minnesota
Chris Matthews
December 2013
Director of International Market Analysis, Best Buy, Richfield, Minnesota
James McLees
January 2013
Principal GIS Analyst, Scott County, Minnesota
Mike Mommsen
December 2013
Backend Developer, Airbus Aerial, Atlanta, Georgia
Jane Mueller
December 2013
GIS Director and 911 Coordinator, Beltrami County, Minnesota
Weber Pires de Sa Junior
December 2013
CEO, SATMAP, Sao Paulo, Brazil
Stephen Shurson
December 2013
Landscape Architect, Three Rivers Park District, Plymouth, Minnesota
Matthew Swanson
December 2013
Retired Hydrogeologist/Imagery & Geospatial Analyst, Minnesota
Matt Taraldsen
May 2013
Spatial Data Manager, Minnesota Pollution Control Agency/MNIT, St. Paul, Minnesota
Lucas Winzenburg
December 2013
Editor-in-Chief, The Backpacking Journal, Berlin, Germany
Qiushi Zhang
December 2013
GIS Analyst, Wuhan City, China
Student Name & Graduation Date Current Position
Jason Andersen
June 2012
Web Developer, First Bank, Denver, Colorado
Patrick Baldwin
December 2012
GIS Specialist, Flat Rock Geographics, St. Paul, Minnesota
Ben Butzow
May 2012
GIS Application Developer, MnDOT Office of Transportation Management Systems, MnIT, Minnesota Department of Transportation, St. Paul
Tom Chambers
June 2012
GIS Analyst, Optum Health, Eden Prairie, Minnesota
Keith Erickson
January 2012
Geospatial Software Engineer, Digital Globe, Golden, Colorado
Craig Hanson
July 2012
GIS Analyst, Data Transfer Solutions, Orlando, Florida
Cole Kelleher
December 2012
Cartographer and Support Coordinator, Polar Geospatial Center, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota
Michael Lau
July 2012
3D Product Engineer, ESRI, Redlands, California
Anthony Monsour
July 2012
Principal GIS Analyst/GIS Developer, Scott County, Minnesota
Alphonce Nicholaus
June 2012
GIS Consultant, African Wildlife Foundation, Washington, D.C.
Sean O'Brien
May 2012
Business Operations Specialist, U.S. Bank, Twin Cities, Minnesota
Jane Onorati
May 2012
GIS Services Coordinator, Minnesota Pollution Control Agency, St. Paul, Minnesota
Youseng Park
June 2012
Independent GIS Consultant, Seoul, Korea
Chad Sigler
May 2012
Investigator, Alcohol, Tobacco & Firearms (ATF), St. Paul, Minnesota
Roscoe Sopiwnik
May 2012
Senior Environmental Scientist/GIS Specialist, Leonard Rice Engineers, St. Paul, Minnesota
Daniel Sward
May 2012
Facility Information Services Manager, University Services, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota
Zach Tagar
November 2012
GIS Project Manager, Israeli Ministry of Health, Jerusalem, Israel
Zeb Thomas
August 2012
GIS Data Systems Coordinator, Minnesota Department of Natural Resources, St. Paul, Minnesota
Norine Wilczek
December 2012
GIS Specialist, Minnesota Department of Transportation, Roseville, Minnesota
Student Name & Graduation Date Current Position
Justin Bakken
May 2011
GIS Senior Consultant, Environmental Resource Management (ERM), Minneapolis, Minnesota
Jessica Campbell
May 2011
Cartographer, Midwest Region, U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service, Minnesota
Kelly Carpenter
May 2011
GIS Specialist, Barr Engineering, Minneapolis, Minnesota
Cat Geason
May 2011
Independent GIS consultant, Minnesota
Tim Gladhill
December 2011
Community Development Director, City of Ramsey, Minnesota
Jason Gottfried
August 2011
Senior Transportation Planner, Hennepin County, Minneapolis, Minnesota
Heather Hegi
May 2011
GIS Technician, City of Golden Valley, Minnesota
Daniel Hess
May 2011
Independent GIS Consultant, Minnesota
Nhu Hoang
May 2011
E-4 Specialist, United States Army
Thomas Juntunen
June 2011
GIS Specialist, Polar Geospatial Center, Minneapolis, MN
Don Kilberg
December 2011
Senior State Program Administrator, Minnesota Dept. of Natural Resources, St. Paul, Minnesota
Kathryn Klatt
June 2011
Environmental Data Technician, de maximis Data Management Solutions, St. Paul, Minnesota
John Koenigs
December 2011
Help Desk Representative, Cityworks, Azteca Systems, West Bend, Wisconsin
Vikrant Krishna
March 2011
GIS Developer, WSB & Associates, Minnesota
Neha Kulkarni
August 2011
Maps Team, Apple, San Francisco Bay Area, CA
Matthew Lindholm
December 2011
City Planner, City of Isanti, Minnesota
Molly Martin
May 2011
GIS Principal, St. Louis County, Minnesota
Bennett Morris
May 2011
Senior Geospatial Analyst, Kohler Corporation, Kohler, Wisconsin
Ashley Nepp
May 2011
GIS Lab Instructor, Macalester College, St. Paul, Minnesota
Noel Peterson
May 2011
Senior Analyst, Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning
Claire Porter
April 2011
Remote Sensing Specialist, Polar Geospatial Center, University of Minnesota
Kerry Ritterbusch
May 2011
Data Quality Assurance Analyst, Dohmen Life Science Services, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Prakash Singh
January 2011
Lead Software Engineer Digital Catalyst, Pacific Gas & Electric Co., San Francisco, California
Kody Thurnau
December 2011
Research Specialist/GIS Coordinator, Minnesota Housing, St. Paul, Minnesota
Maggie Voth
May 2011
Natural Resources GIS Specialist, Environmental Resources Management, Minneapolis, Minnesota
Student Name & Graduation Date Current Position
Brian Behling
September 2010
Senior Software Engineer, Trimble, Denver, Colorado
Kyle Chester
December 2010
Account Manager, Electric, Gas and Utilities, ESRI, Minneapolis-St. Paul, Minnesota
Brendan Dischinger
May 2010
GIS Analyst, Vistronix Intelligence & Technology Solutions, Dallas-Ft. Worth, Texas
Tony Drollinger
September 2010
Commuter Programs Specialist, Metro Transit, Minnesota
Alyssa Erickson
May 2010
Senior Data Analyst, Portico Benefit Services, Minneapolis, Minnesota
Michael Foster
December 2010
Carto Curaton Manager, Apple, Cupertino, California
Sara Franck
March 2010
Doctoral Candidate , Anthropology, University of Minnesota
Kami Gish
June 2010
Business Analyst, Delta Airlines E-Commerce Team, Delta Global Staffing, Minnesota
John Hackett
January 2010
GIS Analyst, Minnesota Department of Transportation, St. Paul, Minnesota
Drew Hanson
May 2010
Associate Planner/GIS Analyst, Puget Sound Regional Council, Seattle, Washington
Eric Hanson
December 2010
Senior IT Specialist-GIS, Hennepin County
Brad Herried
December 2010
Senior Cartographer, Apple Maps, Apple, Cupertino, California
Yaling Huang
May 2010
Independent GIS consultant, Minneapolis, MN
Jenny Immich
May 2010
GIS Analyst, City of Boulder, Colorado
Tim Jacobson
December 2010
Business Analyst, Frontier Communications, Burnsville, Minnesota
Chiu-Yi Liu
August 2010
Project Manager, Lidar Technology Co.
Mark Magnuson
July 2010
Doctoral candidate, Karlstads universitet, Sweden
Erik Olson
March 2010
Fish and Wildlife Biologist, US Fish and Wildlife Service
Greg Schulz
December 2010
GIS Developer, Target Corporation, Minneapolis-St. Paul, Minnesota
Brian Udell
January 2010
Geospatial Technology Manager, Deloitte, Minneapolis, Minnesota
David Zehavi
June 2010
GIS Data Analyst, Metropolitan Airports Commission, Minneapolis-St. Paul, Minnesota
Student Name & Graduation Date Current Position
Nathan Aamot
May 2009
Senior GIS Technical Lead, Optum Technology, Minneapolis, Minnesota
Clay Austin
December 2009
Senior Software Engineer, Innovate, Minneapolis, Minnesota
Thomas Goerger
December 2009
Product Engineer, TransUnion, Minneapolis-St. Paul, Minnesota
Chacko Jacob
December 2009
Vice President of Global Technology and Business Development, Farmers Edge, Calgary, Canada
Rachel Jordan
December 2009
Independent GIS Analyst, Montana
Michael Kasel
December 2009
Senior GIS Analyst, AudaExplore, Eagan, Minnesota
Len Kne
April 2009
U-Spatial Associate Director, University of Minnesota
Student Name & Graduation Date Current Position
David Bryson
May 2008
Senior Solutions Engineer, CartoDB, Denver, Colorado
Elizabeth Fairley
May 2008
Geospatial Data Seward & Metadata Custodian, Geospatial Agency, Washington DC Metro Area
James Gonsoski
November 2008
GIS Specialist, Metropolitan Council, Twin Cities, Minnesota
Kim Gorman
December 2008
Senior Project Manager/Operations Manager, TetraTech, Bloomington, Minnesota
Justin Hansen
May 2008
GIS Specialist, WSB & Associates, Minnesota
Kevin Horne
December 2008
GIS Analyst , Minnesota Population Center, University of Minnesota
Erin Kees
April 2008
Program Manager, Ancillary Programs Group, Xcel Energy, Minneapolis, Minnesota
James Lind
May 2008
GIS Specialist, Barr Engineering, Minneapolis, Minnesota
Andrew Miller
December 2008
Engineering Analyst, Dakota Electric Association, Farmington, Minnesota
Anne Morris
January 2008
Remediation GIS Analyst, Minnesota Pollution Control Agency, St. Paul, Minnesota
Andres Munoz
August 2008
GIS Analyst, City of Hollywood, Miami-Fort Lauderdale Area, Florida
Babajide Odulana
September 2008
GIS Analyst, City of Memphis, TN
Nicole Paripovich
June 2008
GIS Manager, Kohler Company, Kohler, Wisconsin
Zhuo (Joe) Song
January 2008
Solution Architect/Manager, Accenture, Minneapolis-St. Paul, Minnesota
Jason Thyen
August 2008
GIS Coordinator , Maine Turnpike Authority, Portland, Maine
Yongli Xu
August 2008
Independent Consultant , West Lafayette, Indiana
Student Name & Graduation Date Current Position
Sara (Dolan) Sanchez
December 2007
Product Engineer, ESRI, Redlands, California
Jacqueline Hamilton
January 2007
Geologic Information Specialist, MN Geological Survey, Minnesota
Ingibjorg Jakobsdottir
June 2007
GIS Volunteer, Department of Ecology & Evolutionary Biology, Tulane University, New Orleans, Louisiana
Ryan Koehnen
December 2007
Senior Software Engineer, de maximis Data Management Solutions, Inc., Minneapolis-St. Paul, Minnesota
Tami Maddio
May 2007
GIS Coordinator, IT Dept., City of Eagan, Minnesota
Eric Marquardt
September 2007
Senior GIS Consultant, Optum, Eden Prairie, Minnesota
Jason Menard
March 2007
GIS Data Analyst, Lake Superior Consulting, Bloomington, Minnesota
Nishi Mishra
December 2007
Senior Engagement Manager, Critigen, Seattle, Washington
Lawrence Peters, Jr.
February 2007
Pension Account Technician, Alews Retirement Solutions, Minneapolis-St. Paul, Minnesota
Jesse Reinhardt
December 2007
GIS Manager, GIS Office, Hennepin County, Minnesota
Ralph Rye
December 2007
Computer Software Professional/Consultant, Duluth, Minnesota
Damon Sather
July 2007
Senior GIS Analyst, Jones Lang LaSalle (JLL), Chicago, Illinois
Lise Schmidt
April 2007
Attorney, St. Paul, Minnesota
Tom Swanson
December 2007
Chief Enterprise Architect, Office of Innovation and Technology, City of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Rebecca Vick
January 2007
Healthcare Economics Consultant, United Health Group, Twin Cities, Minnesota
Paul Wickman
December 2007
Senior Director of Technology for Mining and Energy, RESPEC, Roseville, Minnesota
Student Name & Graduation Date Current Position
Mark Andrle
January 2006
GIS Specialist, City of New Brighton, New Brighton, Minnesota
Sarun Apichontrakul
October 2006
Researcher, Geo-Informatics Center for the Development of NE Thailand, Khon Kaen University, Thailand
Julie Beitler
May 2006
Engineering Coordinator, CenterPoint Energy, Minnesota
Thomas Breed
January 2006
Software Development Engineer, Amazon Corporation, Minneapolis-St.Paul, Minnesota
Rebecca Colwell
May 2006
GIS Manager, Will County, Joliet, Illinois
Hugh Dittrich
June 2006
Senior GIS Analyst, U.S. Navy, California
Jessica Fendos
May 2006
ArcGIS Server System Administrator, Ramsey County, Minnesota
Karl Hillstrom
June 2006
GIS Specialist, Minnesota Department of Agriculture
Eric Myott
May 2006
GIS Analyst, Institute on Metropolitan Opportunity, University of Minnesota
Vinay Nangia
October 2006
Team Leader and Senior Hydrologist, International Center for Agricultural Research in Dry Areas (ICARDA), Rabat Prefecture, Morocco
Ganapathy Narayanaraj
September 2006
Visiting Scientist/Associate of the Department of Organismic and Evolutionary Biology, MCZ Laboratories, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts
Crystal Phillips-Mustain
February 2006
GIS Manager, City of Palm Bay, Florida
Jim Platt
January 2006
Conservation Data Node Manager, The Nature Conservancy, Minnesota
Chad Riley
June 2006
IT Manager, GIS & Software, Carver Co., Minnesota
Jake Schwietering
May 2006
Engineering Coordinator, CenterPoint Energy, Minnesota
Jeff Walsh
May 2006
Chief Technical Officer & Founder, Whirrx, Cottage Grove, Minnesota
Student Name & Graduation Date Current Position
Cheyee Chen
November 2005
Senior GIS Analyst, City of Irvine, California
Jon Michael Engels
June 2005
Software Developer II, Explore Information, Eagan, Minnesota
Peter Giencke
December 2005
GIS Specialist, Google Inc., Mountain View, California
John Mackiewicz
March 2005
Senior GIS Project Manager, WSB & Associates, Minnesota
Manjula Nandiraju
January 2005
Business Intelligence Administrator, University of Maryland Community Medical Group, Baltimore, Maryland
Bryan Pittman
December 2005
GIS Specialist, WSB Engineering, Golden Valley, Minnesota
Jindong Wu
October 2005
Assistant Professor of Geography, California State University, Fullerton
Student Name & Graduation Date Current Position
Andrea Bergman
May 2004
GIS Specialist, MN Department of Natural Resources, Division of Waters, Minnesota
Robert Bowen
June 2004
Post-Doctoral Associate, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
Marcelle Caturia
July 2004
Geographer, U.S. Geological Survey, National Geospatial Technical Operations Center, Denver, Colorado
Hsin-Fang Chang
August 2004
GIS Analyst, Academia Sinica, Taiwan
Jeffery Coate
April 2004
GIS Administrator/Web Developer, 3M Transportation Safety Division, Minnesota
Jessica Deegan
August 2004
Director of Federal Affairs, Minnesota Housing Finance Agency
Stephan Dunning
February 2004
Senior Program Director, Optum Labs, Minneapolis, Minnesota
Richard Morey
October 2004
Assistant Director (Retired), Surveying and Mapping Section, Office of Land Management, Minnesota Dept. of Transportation
Brian Mueller
September 2004
GIS Analyst, Bureau of Land Management, Montana
Viju Thomas
September 2004
Project Manager, AGCO Corporation, Newton, Kansas
Matthew Vavra
August 2004
GIS/Natural Resources Specialist, AMEC Earth & Environmental, Colorado
Student Name & Graduation Date Current Position
Geoffrey Holden
December 2003
Forest GIS Coordinator and Resource Information Manager, USDA Forest Service, New Mexico
Shane Pittman
September 2003
Supervisor, Spatial Data, Vancouver Fraser Port Authority, British Columbia
Michael Plante
September 2003
Lead Hydrogeologist, Leonard Rice Engineers, Inc., St. Paul, Minnesota
Sanjay Rane
August 2003
Information Management & GIS Officer, United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs, Nairobi, Kenya
Xiaoting Sun
October 2003
Independent GIS Consultant, Minnesota
Suteera Wiseskul
February 2003
GIS Specialist, National Pollution Control Agency of Thailand
Fei Yuan
July 2003
Associate Professor of Geography, Mankato State University, Minnesota
Student Name & Graduation Date Current Position
Nathan Heinert
December 2002
Senior Forecaster/Meteorologist, National Weather Service, Bismarck, North Dakota
Wesley Hellevik
February 2002
Technology Coordinator, City of Waseca, Minnesota
Fuad Hudali
December 2002
Head of Information and Operations Services Unit, UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA), Regional Office for the Syria Crisis, Jordan
Amy Jeu
September 2002
GeoScience College Laboratory Technician & Adjunct Lecturer, Dept. of Geography, Hunter College, New York
Vijay Nangia
July 2002
Senior Director, Advanced Analytics and Supply Chain Monitoring, Indigo, Minneapolis, Minnesota
Joel Nelson
June 2002
Information Technology Specialist – GIS, Soil and Landscape Analysis Lab, Dept. of Soil, Water, & Climate, University of Minnesota
Karin van Ewijk
December 2002
Data Scientist, Lim Geomatics Inc., Ottawa, Canada
Student Name & Graduation Date Current Position
Dax Bennett
February 2001
Ryan Media, Minnesota
Jay Bennett
July 2001
GIS Programmer/Analyst, Center Point Energy Minnegasco, Minnesota
Brian Fischer
May 2001
Vice President and Senior GIS Project Manager, Houston Engineering, Minnesota
Wei-Hsin Fu
June 2001
GIS Specialist/Lab Instructor, Carleton College, Minnesota
Blaine Hackett
June 2001
Director of GIS Business Development, RESPEC Consulting, Roseville, Minnesota
Andrea Swansby
August 2001
Director of Information, Financial planning firm, Wisconsin
Nancy Wiens
May 2001
GIS Specialist, Center Point Energy Minnegasco, Minnesota
Student Name & Graduation Date Current Position
Victor Barnett
May 2000
GIS Specialist for Computer Aided Dispatch & NG 9-1-1 Data, Ramsey County, Minnesota
Shandy Bittle
May 2000
State GIS Specialist, USDA/NRCS, Nebraska
Todd Brenningmeyer
May 2000
Professor, Design & Visual Art Program, Art History, Maryville University, St. Louis, Missouri
Aimee Donahue
June 2000
Independent GIS Consultant, North Branch, Minnesota
Peter Henschel
May 2000
GIS Supervisor, Carver County, Minnesota
Daphne Karypis
June 2000
Impact & Communications Technology Manager, American Refugee Committee, Minneapolis, Minnesota
Jeffrey Matson
June 2000
GIS Project Coordinator, Minneapolis Neighborhood Information System, Minnesota
Sandra Paddock
June 2000
Information Technology Consultant, Pearson VUE, Minneapolis, Minnesota
Jason Seifert
August 2000
GIS Coordinator, Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation, Juneau, Alaska
Brian Sorbel
June 2000
GIS Specialist, National Park Service, Alaska
Sathyan Srinivasan
January 2000
Senior Program Manager, Intel Corporation, Chandler, Arizona
Student Name & Graduation Date Current Position
Sonja Johnson
December 1999
Web Analyst/Project Manager, US Bank Corporation, Minnesota
Aaron Timbo
December 1999
Senior Cloud Engineer, Smart Things, Minneapolis, Minnesota