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  • An Introduction

    My name is Juanita, and I am a PhD student at George Mason University (in the Geography Department). I'm fascinated by all things related to spaces, places, and people; in particular, I enjoy using GIS to describe the world and environment around us (both past and present). My background is in GIS and cartography. I have a MSc in Geographic Information Science from the University of Denver and a BSc in Oceanography from the University of Washington. 



  • Coursework


    Courses for PhD in Geography (completed at GMU)

    • GGS 998 Dissertation Proposal (in progress) 
    • GGS 791 Advanced Spatial Statistics 
    • GCH 722 Infectious Disease Epidemiology 
    • GGS 590 Special Topics: Spatial Agent-Based Modeling of Disease Spread
    • GCH 604 Epidemiology & Biostatistics
    • GGS 787 Scientific Data Mining for Geo‐informatics
    • GGS 777 Remote Sensing Natural Hazards 
    • GGS 531 Land-use Modeling Techniques
    • GGS 622 Drone Remote Sensing
    • GGS 653 GIS Analysis & Applications
    • GGS 900 Colloquium in Geography & Geoinformation (2)
    • GGS 675 Location Science 
    • GGS 656 The Hydrosphere 
    • GGS 533 Sub-Saharan Africa
    • GGS 680 Earth Imagery Processing
    • GGS 689 Seminar in Geographic Thought 
    • GGS 590 Special Topics: Urban Planning 


    Courses for MSc in GIScience (completed at DU)

    • GIS 4101 Introduction to GIS
    • GIS 4504 Cartographic Design
    • GIS 4080 Python Programming
    • GIS 4680 Environmental Applications
    • GIS 4700 Remote Sensing
    • GIS 4570 GIS in Public Health
    • GIS 4200 Geospatial Intelligence
    • GEOG 4020 Geographic Research Methodology
    • GEOG 3140 GIS Database Design
    • GEOG 3150 GIS Project Management
    • GEOG 3000 Advanced Geographic Statistics
    • GEOG 3010 Geographic Information Analysis
    • GEOG 4993 Capstone Project


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  • From the GMU Geography Dept:

    The Earth Systems and Geoinformation Sciences (ESGS) doctoral program is based upon the integration of the scientific disciplines in geosystems, geography, geosciences, and geoinformatics. Students receive broad-based training in systematic geosciences and geography, as well as technical courses in computation and Geoinformation sciences. The ESGS doctoral program represents a gateway to an academic career for some students; for others, it facilitates career advancement in the public sector or private industry. Graduates are equipped to participate in interdisciplinary research, which is the norm in today's research arena.



This portfolio last updated: 20-May-2023 2:41 PM