Graduate Students  Fall 2015

 

Mohammed Rabiu AbubakariMohammes Rabiu Abubakari

Undergraduate Education: University for Development Studies, Tamale, Ghana
MA Track: Urban Planning and Applied Geography
Research Interests:

  • Urban Development and its linkage to rural development
  • Success of Cities and related challenges
  • The African Urban Agenda

Short Biography:

I am Mohammed Rabiu Abubakari, from Tamale, Ghana. I acquired Bachelor of Science Degree in Planning at the University for Development Studies, Tamale (Wa Campus) in 2013. I worked in the Urban Development Unit of the Ministry of Local Government and Rural Development Ghana as a National Service Person for the 2013/2014 service year, and afterward worked as a volunteer in the same capacity until my enrollment at Binghamton University to pursue a Masters Degree in Geography.

My hobbies include dancing.

 

 

Russell AldaveRussell Aldave Leon

Undergraduate Education: SUNY Geneseo
MA Track: Race and Ethnicity
Research Interests:

  • Demographics
  • Immigration
  • Cultural Diversity and Ethnicity

Short Biography:

I was born and raised in Peru. Moved to the US when I was 13 and started 7th grade in Minisink Valley, Slate Hill, NY. After graduated from high school, I attended SUNY Geneseo where I received a B.A. In 2013, after graduating college, I was able to obtain a teaching position in Middletown Christian School. I worked there until this year where I moved to Binghamton to start my graduate career.

I enjoy playing table tennis and soccer.

 

 

Daria Andrievskikhdaria andrievskikh

Undergraduate Education: Accounting, Economic analysis
MA Track: Environmental & Resource Management
Research Interests:

  • Natural resources conservation
  • Sustainability
  • Environment governance and policy
  • Human interactions with environment

Short Biography:

I was born and raised in Russia. I graduated from the Kurgan State Academy of Agriculture in Russia with a joint Bachelor and Master's degree in Accounting, Economic Analysis and Audit. For three years I've been working in Russia in the local governmental organization responsible for economical and environmental planning of local communities and policy-making of the Kurgan region. In 2014 I participated in the International Forum for young professionals in Paris, France.

I enjoy travelling, reading, and belly-dancing.

 

 

Stephanie Brewerstephanie brewer

Undergraduate Education: Binghamton University
MA Track: Urban and Regional Planning
Research Interests:

  • Urban Planning
  • Sustainable Development
  • Historic Architecture & Preservation
  • Ethnicity
  • Demography
  • Smart Growth
  • Farmland Protection

 Short Biography:

I was born and raised in the City of Binghamton and received my BA from Binghamton University in 2013. After taking some time off, I officially started my Master's Degree program at Binghamton in the Fall of 2014. I recently started working as a Planner with the Broome County Department of Planning and Economic Development. I hope to finish my degree this winter or next spring and continue working with the local government to implement change throughout the Broome County.

When I am not working or studying, I like to spend time with my cat Max, taking walks on the riverwalk, and reading about local and national news.

 

 

 Johannes Buergerjohannes buerger

Undergraduate Education: Germany
MA Track: Urban Planning/ GIS
Research Interests:

  • Sustainable Urban Planning
  • Transportation Planning
  • GIS
  • Economic Geography

Short Biography:

I was born in Leipzig, Germany. I completed my B.Sc. Geography at Friedrich-Schiller University Jena and graduated from the University of Leipzig, Germany. I began my Master studies at Binghamton University in 2014.

 

 

Yiding Caoyiding cao

Undergraduate Education: Hebei University of Technology, China
MA Track: GIS and Remote Sensing
Research Interests:

  • GIS 
  • Remote sensing

Short Biography:

My name is Yiding Cao, I am from China. I finished my undergraduate study in Hebei University of Technology where I studied surveying and mapping engineering. Now I focus on GIS and Remote sensing technology and apply them in Urban Heat Island Analysis

 

Cassandra GasconCassandra Gascon

Undergraduate Education: Binghamton University
MA Track: Urban Planning
Research Interests:

  • Transportation
  • Land Use
  • Urban Planning

Short Biography:

I'm from Delaware County and I am 21 years old. I attended Binghamton University to earn my Bachelor's degree in Urban Planning and I'm continuing my education at Binghamton University to earn my Master's degree, also in Urban Planning.

 

 

 

Shannon GrumblyShannon Grumbly

Undergraduate Education: Pennsylvania State University
MA Track: Cartography and Geographical Information Systems
Research Interests:

  • Natural Hazards
  • Cartography
  • Geovisualization
  • Social Vulnerability

Short Biography:

I am a second year Masters student and completed my Bachelor of Science in Geography from Penn State in 2014. My current research focuses on the geovisualization and cartographic representation of mitigation strategy impacts for near-field tsunamis that are generated along the Cascadia Subduction Zone in the Pacific Northwest. While not working, I enjoy playing racquetball and meeting new people.

 

Wen HaoWen Hao

Undergraduate Education: China
MA Track:
Research Interests:

 

 

Short Biography:

I was born in Guangzhou, Guangdong Province in China.

 

 

 

Tammie HarrisTammie Harris

Undergraduate Education: Ithaca College, BA History/Sociology
MA Track: Environmental & Resource Management; Cert. in Watershed Studies & Management
Research Interests:

  • Streams & Floodplains
  • Flood Mitigation
  • Hydraulic Modeling
  • GIS

Short Biography:

I grew up in Delaware County, just an hour away from Binghamton.  Delaware County is home to reservoirs that provide New York City with its drinking water, so environmental stewardship was instilled in me at a young age.  Coupled with severe flooding in recent years, there is a lot of work to be done in my community.  I come to Binghamton with the purpose of educating myself with the skills needed to tackle environmental issues that affect my home.

 

Jiaxin JiangJiaxin Jiang

Undergraduate Education: Surveying and Mapping Engineering
MA Track:
Research Interests:

  • Geography Information Systems
  • Remote Sensing
  • Retail
  • Urban Planning

Short Biography:

My name is Jiiaxin Jiang. I am from the beautiful ancient country of China.

 

 

Chaojun LiChaojun Li

Undergraduate Education:
MA Track: Urban and Retail Planning
Research Interests:

  • Urban and Rural Planning
  • Applied Geography

 

Short Biography:

I have been interested in geography ever since I was young.  I studied science in high school and chose to study geography in college. My focus is on urban planning and I hope to find a job in planning in the future.

 

 

Yijian LinYijian Lin

Undergraduate Education: Wuhan University, China
MA Track: Cartography and Geographical Information Systems
Research Interests:

  • Environmental GIS
  • Spatial GIS

 

Short Biography:

I graduated from the Geodesy and Geomatics department at Wuhan University in China. I enjoy basketball and dota.

 

 

Huiyu LinHuiyu Lin

Undergraduate Education: Wuhan University, China
MA Track: Cartography and Geographical Information Systems
Research Interests:

  • Urban Planning
  • GIS

Short Biography:

I come from China and I graduated from Wuhan University in 2014. I majored in geographical information system for my bachelor degree and I am continuing to study GIS and urban planning for my MA degree at Binghamton University.

 

 

Abraham MotauAbraham Motau

Undergraduate Education: University of Botswana (B.A Environmental Science)
MA Track: GIS and Natural Resource Management
Research Interests:

  • Human Wildlife Conflicts

 

Short Biography:

I was born in a small country in Southern Africa called Botswana which produces the second most diamonds in the world and the country with the highest number of elephants in the world. I have a B.A Degree in Environmental Science from University of Botswana. I am interested in GIS and programming.

I enjoy playing soccer and reading.

 

Luis R. Ortíz SánchezLuis R. Ortiz Sanchez

Undergraduate Education: University of Puerto Rico - Río Piedras
MA Track: Urban and Retail Planning
Research Interests:

  • Transportation
  • Mass Transportation
  • Car ownership in Puerto Rico

Short Biography:

Born in San Juan, Puerto Rico, this young Hispanic lad battled the forces of indecision to eventually finish his B.A. with a double major in Political Science and Geography. His interest in studying mass transportation, along with a Clark Fellowship scholarship, motivated him to further his academic career by enrolling in the Geography M.A. program offered by Binghamton University.

 

 

Wayne Papke Jr.Wayne Papke Jr.

Undergraduate Education: Binghamton University
MA Track: Not Yet Declared
Research Interests:

  • Food Systems
  • Water Resources
  • Regional
  • Community Planning
  • Land Use

Short Biography:

I studied environmental planning and philosophy as an undergraduate student at Binghamton University. My employment history includes painting, carpentry, and National Park Service maintenance. I enjoy music and hiking.

 

Last Updated: 9/27/16