Careers in Applied Geography and Planning

Type: Panel
Sponsor Groups: Careers and Professional Development, Black Geographies Specialty Group, Community College Affinity Group, Energy and Environment Specialty Group
Poster #:
Day: 4/13/2018
Start / End Time: 3:20 PM / 5:00 PM (MDT)
Room: Studio 1, Marriott, 2nd Floor
Organizers: Drew Lehman, Mark Revell
Chairs: Drew Lehman


Applying the “where and why” skills geography and geoscience can lead careers in technology, environmental/infrastructure planning and engineering, education and a wide variety of careers in the physical and natural sciences. Each panelist comes from a different job sector – public, private, non-profit, academia. Most are not degreed geographers, but all use the skills of applied geography in their daily work lives. Come and hear about how they got to where they are today – what they studied, why they chose their field of endeavor. This panel is a follow-on to a preceding workshop “Get the Knowledge You Don’t Get in College: Entering and Succeeding in Career in Sustainable Environmental Infrastructure”. Both are ideal for undergraduate and graduate students. Why not join both of these back-to-back sessions as you think about what to do with that degree in geography/geoscience?

• Derek Alderman, President, American Association of Geographers, Professor, Dept. of Geography, Univ. of Tennessee
• Ruth Allen, Founder – View Finder International; Senior Advisor, Mercy Corps
• Sherry Callahan, Exec. Director, Limitless Vistas, Inc (a 501(c)(3) non-profit
• Jesse Noel, Exec. Director. Non-Flood Protection Asset Management Authority


Type Details Minutes
Panelist Derek Alderman University of Tennessee 20
Panelist Ruth Allen Mercy Corps 20
Panelist Sherry Callaway Limitless Vistas 20
Panelist Jesse Noel Non Flood Asset Protection Authority 20
Panelist Tamika Duplessis Delgado Community College 20

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