GeoMentor Spotlight - Tell us a bit more about yourself!

Blog Post created by cluebbering on May 21, 2015

Hi GeoMentors!

To continue to build the GeoMentor community, we're looking to regularly post a 'GeoMentor Spotlight', where we learn a bit more about one of our GeoMentor volunteers.  The spotlight is a brief Q&A (see below) to help add faces and personalities to the concept of 'GeoMentors' in order to facilitate connections with teachers as well as encouraging others to participate as GeoMentors.  These spotlights will be posted on our program website, online communities, and social media.  If you are interested, please send your responses to the short set of questions below to  We are excited to learn more about our GeoMentor community members!


(If you aren't a GeoMentor but would like to learn more about the program, please visit our website.  We'd love to have you participate!)


'GeoMentor Spotlight'

  • Photo of yourself (optional)
  • Name:
  • Position/Job and Affiliation (or Student Level and University):
  • What was your favorite class in K-12?
  • How did you first learn about and/or use GIS?
  • Name one thing you love about GIS and/or geography (I know, just one!):
  • Why did you want to volunteer as a GeoMentor?
  • What kind of GeoMentor volunteer opportunity and experience are you looking for?
  • If someone asked you why they should learn about GIS and/or geography, how would you respond in one sentence?
  • Email address:
  • Website(s) (Optional: Provide any links to you or your work that you would like to share; e.g. LinkedIn, department website)
  • Twitter username (optional)


If you have any questions about the GeoMentors program or need help getting started, please contact us at


Thank you again for volunteering your time and we look forward to working with you to increase GIS access and use in K-12 education in the US!



The AAG GeoMentors Team