IDCE Students Profiles

Jacob Wasilkowski (GISDE '2013)
IDCE Fellow

Jacob Wasilkowski (USA) graduated in 2008 from the University of Kentucky with a B.A. in Geography, focusing on cartography and the Himalaya. After his studies, he became a private pilot and held an internship at the National Geographic Society. He then worked for GeoEye, producing imagery and monitoring data received from orbiting satellites. Before coming to Clark, Jacob lived abroad in the Kingdom of Bhutan, where he was a free-lance photographer and field assistant to his undergraduate professor. This experience enabled him to travel throughout the eastern Himalaya, observing development issues in challenging mountain terrain. He looks forward to learning how GIS technologies can be used to critically investigate geo-political, socio-economic, and environmental issues in the Himalayan region.