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Justin Kiel, a UCSB alum who earned his BA in Geography with an Emphasis in Geographic Information Science, now develops maps to help response teams contain wildfires. Kiel, who has been involved with both the Sequoia and Whittier response efforts, is a geographic information systems (GIS) specialist for Veteran’s Emergency Technical Services (VETS).   VETS offers emergency incident information to assist state and federal...

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We welcome Katie O’Brien to our Department of Geography Staff. As Student Programs Assistant, Katie will provide assistance with coordination of both graduate and undergraduate student programs for the department, as well as provide administrative and editing support as needed. Katie earned her BS in Anthropology and Geography at California Polytechnic State University where she also minored in Women’s and Gender Studies. During...

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Congratulations to our most recent UCSB Geographers who have completed their degrees. Listed below are those who earned their Masters and PhDs over the course of the year. Congratulations to those who have Mastered it, and to those who are Phinally Done! MA Daniel Phillips (Summer 2016) Maximilian Stiefel (Summer 2016) Cascade Tuholske (Summer 2016) Haiyun Ye (Fall 2016) Mingquan Chen (Winter 2017) Sara Lafia (Winter 2017) David...

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