The column I write for Directions Magazine called Geoinspirations is now over 1 year old. It features people who are making a positive difference through their work in GIS, geography, oceanography, climatology, city planning, and related fields. I thank the Directions editors Rebeckah Flowers and Barbaree Duke for believing in this column and supporting it. I have personally enjoyed very much interacting with the people I have interviewed and written about; just thinking about them makes me smile. Here is a spiffy new page in Directions Magazine, where they are all featured in a gallery:
Consider using this column to inspire your students, but also to help them see the variety of career pathways possible.
This is a great tribute to these individuals and to our geo-field that we have such a diversity of backgrounds and stories, but with some common visions, too!
If you know of someone who should be featured, please let me know.
~~ Joseph Kerski