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Each month we feature a GeoMentor volunteer, learning more about them and the wonderful and enthusiastic talent available in our GeoMentor community to assist K-12 schools with GIS and geography applications for their classrooms. Read about our currently featured member of the community or check out previously featured GeoMentors by using the navigation links on the right. If you are interested in being featured, go here for more information.  We are excited to learn more about our GeoMentor community members!

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 December 2018 GeoMentor Spotlight:

Parveen Chhetri, Assistant Professor, Department of Earth Science and Geography, CSU Dominguez Hills

 What was your favorite class in K-12?Geography was my favorite class in K-12. I spent my early childhood in the lap of the Himalayas, wandering and pondering about the tall mountain peaks, deep river gorges, and diverse vegetation of my village environs. Geography helps me to understand several childhood queries regarding the steep topography, rivers and vegetation, which were integral part of my mountain village.
How did you first learn about and/or use GIS? I first learned about GIS through one of the workshops offered by my undergraduate university.

Name one thing you love about GIS and/or geography: I love spatial nature and wide applicability of GIS. I am a biogeographer and apply GIS to study how plants are distributed and how their distribution limit will shift with climate change.

Why did you want to volunteer as a GeoMentor? I want to share my GIS and Geography knowledge to K-12 students. I am particularly interested to demonstrate GIS and Geography application to understand and solve real word issues.

What kind of GeoMentor volunteer opportunity and experience are you looking for? I would like to give guest lectures on application of GIS and Geography to understand and solve real world problems. I am also looking forward to teach basic GIS skills, and data visualization techniques to high school students and general audience.

If someone asked you why they should learn about GIS and/or geography, how would you respond in one sentence? If anyone would like to understand the world better, they should learn GIS and Geography.

Email address: pchhetri@gmail.com
Website: http://www.csudh.edu/earth/
Twitter username: Parveenkchhetri  

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