Student Spotlight

Current and former students who worked in the Geospatial Analysis Center describe how they came to choose Miami, life as a Miami student, the value of a liberal arts education, their study abroad experiences and internships, and more.

Abby Heublein

photo of Abby Heublein(Class of 2021)

"Miami's liberal arts program, provided through the College of Arts and Science, has made my major very well-rounded. It allows you to craft a degree combination that fits your interests…The writing requirements at Miami have helped me develop a strong writing background…The liberal arts have definitely made me a better, more deliberate writer."


Read what Abby had to say about her research on remote sensing of horseshoe crab habitat.


Ian Berg

photo of Ian Berg(Class of 2019)

"Robbyn Abbitt, the coordinator for the Geographic Information Systems (GISci) Certificate Program in the Department of Geography, played a big factor in solidifying my decision to major in Urban & Regional Planning. She's also the associate director for the Geospatial Analysis Center (GAC), where I worked with her outside of class on contracts for the Butler County Board of Developmental Disabilities and Miami's Physical Facilities Department."


Read what Ian had to say about his research with the US Department of Transportation.