Alumni

Katie Campbell

Katie Campbell `11–a Geography and Classics double-major–is completing her master's degree in Geography at Ohio University in May, 2013. She is focusing her research on climate change justice and hopes to carry that work as well as here GIS interests into the world of nonprofit environmental protection, education or awareness upon graduation.

C.G. Covey

C.G. Covey ’08 had a senior internship with the Economic Development Partnership of Alabama. His experience and contacts there opened the door to a job in Alagasco’s engineering department. Covey continues to work with Alagasco in a residential marketing position and in 2012 was one of 10 Alagasco employees selected for a company leadership program.

Paul McDaniel

Paul McDaniel ’04 earned an M.S. degree in geography at the University of Tennessee in Knoxville (’06,) with a focus on immigration geography. He worked as a market research analyst at Bancography, Inc. in Birmingham, Ala., where he used GIS (geographic information systems), cartography, and demographic, social, and economic data analysis for various clients and reports. He earned an M.A. degree in higher education leadership at the University of Alabama-Birmingham (’07) and entered the Ph.D. program in geography and urban regional analysis at the University of North Carolina-Charlotte. At UNC, McDaniel on ethnic/immigration geography and urban social geography. In 2012 McDaniel became a project researcher with the Center for Citizenship and Immigrant Communities at Catholic Legal Immigration Network in Washington, D.C., where he completed his doctorate. In addition to full time work, McDaniel also has taught geography courses online part-time as an adjunct instructor, and has worked occasionally as a freelance contractor/consultant on GIS/cartography/demographic analysis related projects for various clients.

Lauren Wasby Sinclair

Lauren Wasby Sinclair '07 taught 4th grade for two years before studying geomorphology and GIS for her master’s degree. He graduate foci were understanding glacial geomorphology in U.S. national parks, developing resources for national park rangers regarding glaciated landscapes, and using GIS in middle school classrooms. She worked side-by-side with regional experts on several aspects of landscape evolution, a topic that has become a strong personal interest for her. Sinclair now is a 7th and 8th grade teacher in Oregon. She spends her summers as a national park ranger, most recently in the heavily glaciated North Cascades of the state of Washington.