In Class

August 19, 2018 at 1:37 pm

Happy Beginnings | Geography Seniors Headed to Careers, Military, Graduate Schools

“This May we sent off a large and impressive class of graduating Geography majors. Most have very exciting plans, including graduate school, service such as AmeriCorps or Peace Corps, or their first professional job. We congratulate them all and hope they stay in touch and hopefully help graduating Bobcats in the future,” says Dr. Brad Jokisch, Associate Professor of Geography at Ohio University.

“Below is a sampling of student plans; many others have equally impressive plans, but these students give you an idea of the successful paths our students have taken!”

Duncan Bauer (urban planning and sustainability) from Bainbridge, Ohio, is moving to Elkhart, Ind. He has a great opportunity to work full time for the city’s Planning & Zoning Department as an associate planner and zoning coordinator under the lead city planner. Great job right out of OHIO.

Carolyn Kinzel (Geographic Information Science) is transitioning to active duty service in the Ohio Air National Guard. She is a member of the 179th Airlift Wing, Mansfield, Ohio. Carolyn and her cartographic research were featured in our previous newsletter. “We are very proud of her service!” adds Sack.

Jacob Pullar (Environmental Pre-Law) is attending Vermont Law School in South Royalton, VT. {Vermont is the country’s No. 1 rated school for environmental law!} He plans to focus on environmental law and will consider specializing in natural resource or water. After law school, he wants to practice law and litigate as often as possible. He would like to end up back in Cleveland covering cases that deal with Lake Erie and other places in Northeastern Ohio but is open to opportunities around the country.

Brooke Siggers (triple major, including Urban Planning and Sustainability) from Cleveland has entered Tufts University’s Urban and Environmental Policy and Planning program. She is very interested in social justice and planning. As she considered her other options, the emphasis on social justice attracted her to Tufts. This is another great post-graduate program.

Kevin Thiel (Meteorology) is attending the University of Oklahoma’s School of Meteorology as a research assistant. He is working with three professors in the National Severe Storms Lab.  Their research project compares Multi-Radar/Multi-Sensor isothermal and vertically integrated products to Advanced Baseline Imager and Geostationary Lightning Mapper products onboard the recently launched NOAA satellite, GOES-16.  The goal is to develop improved severe weather guidance to support severe weather forecasting and warnings.

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