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Pace Farbstien graduated in June 2019 with a BA in Geography and Environmental Studies, and now works as a Geospatial Analyst with Stanford ‘s Maps and Records Department with fellow UCSB Alumni, Andrew Ferguson. Why did you choose the Geography major? The summer going into my senior year I decided to add the geography double major because I believed that it would allow me to be more prepared to discuss tangible technical...

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Katie Maynard, who serves as the Event Manager and Sustainability Coordinator for UCSB’s Sustainability Staff, was recently recognized for her tremendous contributions to the UC’s sustainability efforts with the UC System Sustainability Champion Award. Katie’s career in sustainability began at UCSB as an undergraduate student where she helped lead system-wide change to create the Education for Sustainable Living...

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Meryl Wieder passed away at age 80 on Tuesday, June 12, 2019. She served as the UCSB Department of Geography’s first Management Services Officer beginning in 1978 and retired in 2004. In addition to being one of the longest-serving former members of the department’s administrative staff, she played a key role in the development of computerized accounting at UCSB. In fact, she was one of the first Geography staff members to...

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