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Former Staff

This page contains information about our former staff members in the GIS and Geospatial Services Center. Please see the list below to learn more about each person.

Former Staff

Brittany de Gail

Brittany de Gail

Website Coordinator

Brittany holds a B.A. in Government and Politics and Chinese from the University of Maryland. She is interested in environmental politics and international relations.

Zhaohui Li

Zhaohui Li

Geospatial Analyst

Zhaohui received a Master of Arts degree in Geography and a GIS Graduate Certificate from The George Washington University. He has experience using Python, R, and JavaScript. Zhaohui is interested in data visualization, spatial-temporal data modeling, and web mapping.

Reshma Nargund

Reshma Nargund

Geospatial Project Coordinator

Reshma holds a Master's in Public Policy from the School of Public Policy, University of Maryland, College Park. She is familiar with STATA, GIS and works at the intersection of spatiotemporal aspects of public policy. She has over 5 years of experience in corporate, non-governmental and academic set-ups.

Lisa Serafino

Lisa Serafino

Social Media Coordinator

Lisa holds a B.S. in Environmental Science from the University of Maryland. She is interested in environmental applications of GIS and remote sensing.

Qi Yang

Qi Yang

Geospatial Specialist

Qi holds a M.A. in Geography and GIS certificate from The George Washington University. Originally from Beijing, China, he is equipped with skills like image processing of remote sensing images, spatial statistics, Python & R programming, and transportation modeling to apply on various fields such as transportation, public health, urban geography, or any other field requiring heavy amounts of GIS data analysis work to create an actionable, valuable knowledge product.

Former Students

Olusegun Awe

Olusegun Awe

GIS Intern

Olusegun, who also goes by Shegz, interned with the center during his senior year majoring in Geographical Sciences at the University of Maryland. He has experience using Javascript, Java, Python, R, and Matlab. Olusegun is interested in computer programming and manipulating spatial data sources for geographic applications.

Khashayar Dehkordi

Khashayar Dehkordi

GIS Intern

Khashayar interned with the center during the senior year of his GIS major in the Department of Geographical Sciences. He is interested in GIS computer modeling and project management.

Wenwen Fan

Wenwen Fan, Ph.D.

Statistical and GIS Consulting Graduate Assistant

Wenwen was a Biostatistics graduate student in the School of Public Health. She has experience with survey sampling, longitudinal data analysis, and categorical data analysis. She also has extensive data analysis experience using SAS, STATA, and R.

Paul Hazan

Paul Hazan

GIS Intern

Paul interned with the center as a GIS major in the Department of Geographical Sciences during the Spring 2016 semester.

Michelle Hwang

Michelle Hwang

Geospatial Specialist

Michelle is a senior majoring in GIS. She has experience using ArcGIS and QGIS. She is interested in urban issues including public space, parks, and sustainable economic development and how GIS can be applied towards it.

Nathenael Lema

Nathenael Lema

Geospatial Specialist

Nathenael is a senior majoring in GIS and Environmental Science & Technology. He has experience working with ArcGIS, QGIS, and AutoCAD. He is interested in using GIS to manage stormwater utilities and integrating natural systems with the constructed environment.

Siyao Ma

Siyao Ma

Geospatial Specialist

Siyao is a geography major with a concentration in GIS, and also has a minor in Spanish. He is interested in human geography, history, and other social sciences, and in applying GIS techniques in those fields. He has experience working with ArcGIS, QGIS, and PCI Focus.

Nhu Nguyen

Nhu Nguyen

Geospatial Specialist

Nhu completed a B.S. in GIS at the University of Maryland. He has experience using GIS, Remote Sensing, and Python, and used GIS for an internship at UMD Facilities and Management to manage and update the geodatabase for buildings and residence halls. Nhu also worked on a project at FM to change the campus map’s building from 2D to 3D using ArcGIS Pro.

Yini Song

Yini Song

Geospatial Specialist

Yini majored in GIS at the University of Maryland. She has experience with Web GIS, Python, and ArcGIS. She is interested in combining her computer science skills and GIS knowledge together to solve real world problems.

Bongnwi Tangyie

Bongnwi Tangyie

GIS Intern

Bongnwi, who is from Cameroon, interned with the center during his senior year as a Geographical Information Systems major. He has computer programming experience and is interested in computer modeling and data analysis for GIS.