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GIS graduate students to intern with Model UN Impact

Expertise shapes data-driven initiatives


MUN Impact announced recently that three graduate students in Clark University’s Master’s in Geographic Information Science program have been selected to intern with the organization. “We are excited to see how their considerable expertise shapes the public facing experience for the MUN Impact community in our new and exciting data-driven initiatives,” said the organization.

Their work will include assisting MUN Impact develop its StoryMaps, maps and dashboards, its eventual Hub Page, as well as several data collection tools. The students are:

Gabriel IpanaqueGabriel Yarlequé Ipanaqué

Gabriel Yarlequé Ipanaqué’s areas of interest include remote sensing, conservation, and land cover change with a strong focus on sustainable development. He has worked at the International Distributor of Esri in Peru providing successful implementations of the ArcGIS Platform. Gabriel has trained a wide range of professionals in government, conservation, transportation, and planning to enhance GIS analysis and workflows. Currently, he supports the work of Partners in Health towards Universal Health Coverage, providing GIS assistance to ongoing projects in Liberia and Sierra Leone.

Gabriel will be working on MUN Impact maps, dashboards related to quizzes, and development of the MUN Impact Hub Page.

Noah BerkowitzNoah Berkowitz

Noah Berkowitz is a graduate of Rowan University with a double B.S. in GIS and Planning. Noah was an active delegate in the Marlboro High Rutgers Model UN team. Previously he worked in the field of GIS with various agencies including Worcester Department of Health and the Monmouth County Sheriff’s Office. Noah works at Clark Labs as a graduate researcher on machine and deep learning tasks as applied to remote sensing and GIS projects.

Noah will be working on the Put your MUN on the Map survey, improving current maps and dashboard, and integrating MUN data into a new StoryMap driven by the data off this important MUN Impact survey.

Zoe MaymonZoe Maymon

Zoe Maymon focuses on environmental justice and public health at Clark University. Her prior experience includes working in the public health and environmental fields. She has experience with Python programming and database management. Zoe will work to develop data collection tools, including an SDG awareness baseline survey.

MUN Impact is a global community that believes in the power of Model United Nations to inform, inspire, and motivate its participants to action in support of Sustainable Development Goals. The organization seeks to make an impact by providing communities with tools and ideas to act. It is growing its use of GIS tools and is very excited to be taking advantage of ESRI’s ArcGIS Online Apps to promote its message and put GIS in the hands of youth around the world.

“We are proud of our GIS students selected to intern with the Model UN impact program,” said Sharon Hanna, Director, Career Development and External Relations, International Development, Community, and Environment. “This was all possible through our alumni connection Ahna Miller, MSGIS ’17, who is GIS Platform Manager at Driscoll’s in CA.”