Category Archives: Spotlight

Nathan Novak

Nate Novak – M.S. Student Spotlight Back in 2008, I was working as a research assistant for Scripps Institution of Oceanography at UC San Diego, where I was introduced to Geographic Information Systems (GIS) while studying marine animal migrations at the Marine Physical Laboratory. A colleague explained to me how Scripps researchers work on ocean vessels...
Read more

Kacey Johnson Pham

(L-R) Yoav Rappaport (GIS Consultant, International Medical Corps), Matthew Abad (GIS Technician, International Medical Corps), Jack Dangermond (President, Esri), Kacey Pham, and Lydia Nandakumaran (Senior Resource Development Officer, International Medical Corps)

Kacey Johnson Pham – M.S. GIST Alumni Spotlight

I received my Bachelor of Science degree in Geology from the College of Charleston in South Carolina, where I...
Read more

Nancy Milholland

Nancy Milholland, MS GIST Graduate 2014

The title of the talk seemed innocuous enough. Several years ago, I attended a lecture called “What is Geographic Information Science (GIS)?” offered by a local community college’s GIS education center. I was so excited by what I heard and saw that I decided to pursue the MS in Spatial...
Read more

Emily Frazier

Emily Frazier, M.S. GIST 2014

A month before defending my thesis for the USC GIST Program, I was offered a job with Nokia’s HERE Maps in Los Angeles. I literally defended my thesis at the end of August and began my new job as a Geographic Analyst the first week in September 2014. Within the first...
Read more