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Julianne Lao Amores is a 4th year double major in the Geography BA and the Communication BA.     Why did you choose the geography major? I chose geography because it is one of the most diverse yet applicable majors on campus. It has both quantitative and qualitative aspects to it, which can be represented through physical geography, GIS, human geography, etc. In addition, the major opens many doors for career exploration in...

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As part of GEOG 197 (Careers in Geography), Professor Jennifer King organized a panel titled “Careers of Geographers”, which took place on March 25th. Professor King noted the intentionality of calling the panel “Careers of Geographers” not “Geography Careers”. She gave an example about how if you searched on LinkedIn for jobs with the keyword geography, you will get a limited number of results. Not...

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Noah Gluschankoff graduated in 2018 with a B.S. in Physical Geography and a minor in Earth Science. After working as a lab technician, he now is a PhD student at Stanford studying Marine Biogeochemistry. Why did you choose the Geography major? Growing up I always knew I wanted to study something in the environmental sciences. From a very young age I always claimed that I would grow up to become a “marine biologist” without necessarily...

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