I am a PhD graduate student in the Geography, Environment, and Society (GES) Department at the University of Minnesota. My research focus is on food security in developing countries, specifically how mobility and accessibility issues can be solved through better location analysis using optimization and geographic information science (GIS) techniques. My advisor is Kathryn Grace.
I earn my keep as a graduate student with a Research Assistantship as User Support for IPUMS. If you haven't heard of it or used it before, I strongly suggest you take a look at the amazing population databases available at ipums.org.
My training in population research has been enriched through inclusion in the MPC Population Studies training program. Through seminars, workshops, and other networking events, I get many opportunities to learn new methods and work with experts in population studies, statistical analysis, and geographic information science.