Graduate Students

Carrie Gonzales, MS Student (Parks, Recreation, and Tourism Management)

“I am interested in developing decision making tools using spatial data and participatory modeling in order to support cooperative management between numerous stakeholders.” Email.




Nikki Inglis, PhD Candidate (Geospatial Analytics)

“I use geospatial analytics to explore the impact of land cover change on the cultural ecosystem services of visual landscapes.” Email.



Kate Jones, PhD Student (Geospatial Analytics)

“I use geospatial data to explore landscape-scale relationships between communities and wildland fire. From decision-making tools to spatial pattern analysis, my work aims to better characterize the tools, data, and stakeholder perspectives that are important for prioritizing environmental justice within fire and land management.” Email.


Joshua Randall, PhD Candidate (Parks, Recreation, and Tourism Management)

“I am interested in the equitable management of resources and the environment. Specifically, I am interested in using geography to answer questions on how and why environmental and human patterns intersect to cause inequalities. My PhD work focuses on the patterns of energy poverty in NC and identifying the unseen inequities that arise from multiple vulnerabilities to energy poverty.” Email.



Alexander Yoshizumi, PhD Student (Geospatial Analytics)

“My research typically takes place at the intersection of energy, transportation, and regional planning. I am interested in assessing how infrastructure systems might best adapt to technological innovation and climate change. I use systems modeling, geospatial analytics, and participatory methods to work towards more sustainable, equitable, and efficient outcomes.” Email.

Research Associate

Dr. Lindsey Smart, PhD, (Center for Geospatial Analytics)

“I develop and apply methods that link both qualitative and quantitative social science methodologies with land-use and land cover change models to examine how human-environment interactions shape sustainability and climate resilience.” Email.


Past Students