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"Alles ist Wechselwirkung" - "Everything is interconnected"
Alexander von Humboldt (1769-1859)
Geographer, Naturalist and Explorer
The University of Montana Department of Geography is a unique program situated in a spectacular setting. Capitalizing on the distinctive flavor of the Rocky Mountain West and its position as a gem in the Crown of the Continent, UM Geography offers students a matchless opportunity for studies in mountain landscapes, community and environmental planning, and spatial technologies. The diverse curriculum seamlessly blends education in the unique challenges of mountain environments, the organizing principles of sustainable development, and the powerful analytic capabilities of Geographic Information Systems (GIS), while preparing graduates for meaningful careers both domestically and abroad. Come learn in our backyard, while we prepare you for the world!
Graduated from MA Geography with option in Community and Environmental Planning degree in 2005. She is now the Director of Transportation & Sustainability in Durango, Colorado, overseeing the City's Sustainability Programs, the Public Transit System, and the City's parking, bicycle and pedestrian programs. She has received numerous State and national awards for her work in the transportation industry.
Graduated from MA Geography degree in 2007, Melanie is now the Director of Conservation Science, Audubon Alaska, directing the organization’s Southeast Alaska, Arctic land and marine, and Important Bird Areas science programs, developing science-based habitat conservation plans for national interest lands in Alaska founded on spatial modeling and analysis for conservation advocacy and policy direction.
Graduated from BA Geography with option in Community and Environmental Planning degree in 2013 and completed her MSc in Geo-Information and Earth Observation at the University of Twente, The Netherlands in 2015, Amy is now the Analytics Team Leader for Business Development at Ampyx Power. Her responsibilities include planning and delegating GIS work, including big geospatial data collection and analysis.