Texas A&M University
Department of Geography

Leslie Vallecillo

"Two years ago, I was on academic probation and feeling lost, but now I’m here, celebrating my first-generation accomplishments and about to graduate" - Leslie Vallecillo '21

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Faculty and Student Focus


Dr. Julie Loisel

Texas A&M Geography's Dr. Julie Loisel says that preserving and restoring peatlands can help the world tackle the climate crisis.

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Grad Student Manuel Salgado

Manuel Salgado, a Ph.D. student in the Department of Geography, has led a non-traditional journey to higher-education. Today he’s an experienced field researcher and teaching assistant, and reflects on some of the challenges he’s faced in his career.

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Yell Leader Woods Johnson '22

Senior Woods Johnson is looking forward to representing Texas A&M and completing his GIST degree in the Department of Geography.

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“Geographic information science and technology (GIST) is one of the cornerstones of modern data-driven applications, modeling and decision-making. The GIS job market is booming. In science and technology fields, GIS skills give Aggies a leg-up on the competition.

Dr. Dan Goldberg, Associate Professor in Geography


Texas A&M Arts and Sciences Geography News Stories

Shubh Mamtora, a senior geographic information science and technology major with a deep curiosity about how analysis of the real world connects with technology, represents a growing national trend of students eager to understand the world of digital mapping and analysis...Read More→

A poster on Texas A&M student-led research analyzing the urban heat island effect in Munich, Germany, was one of 13 recognized with awards among the approximately 275 total student posters presented at the 23rd Annual Student Conference of the American Meteorological Society...Read More→

Undergraduate students in the Departments of Atmospheric Sciences and Geography explored the urban heat island effect in Munich and other weather-related phenomena across Germany, Austria and Italy during a two-week European study abroad trip last May...Read More→

The ceremony formally welcomed the 14 Hagler Institute for Advanced Study Fellows for 2023-24 and two distinguished lecturers — four of whom are being hosted by or affiliated with Texas A&M Arts and Sciences...Read More→

Texas A&M senior Mackenzie Portie '24 is embracing her roots and expanding her horizons as a geographic information science and technology major — a choice influenced by her grandfather's legacy...Read More→

The $1.5 million project involving researchers from four Texas A&M colleges and schools aims to develop databases, predictive models and innovative tools to combat environmental hazards exacerbated by climate change...Read More→