Three new interns have joined the AAG staff this fall semester! The AAG would like to welcome Daliha, Mike, and Siri to the organization.

Daliha Jimenez is a senior at the University of Maryland, College Park, pursuing a B.S in Geographic Information Systems and a minor in Remote Sensing. Daliha hopes to use her skills to collect data and create maps to analyze the effects of land and climate change along the East Coast. She is also interested in urban planning and analyzing growth in densely populated areas. After graduating this December, she wishes to work as a GIS analyst in the District / Maryland / Virginia area. In her spare time, she likes to watch movies, explore new museums & restaurants, and embroider different designs.

Mike Kelly is currently a junior at the George Washington University studying Geography and Finance. Prior to joining AAG, Mike served as a Membership and Marketing Intern at the Council on Foundations in Arlington, VA. At the COF, he was heavily involved with database management and creating content to be distributed on social media and mailing lists. Born and raised in the suburbs of Philadelphia, Mike spent most of his childhood in Bucks County rooting for the Eagles, Sixers, and Phillies. In his spare time, Mike enjoys producing and listening to music, running, following college basketball and reading up on the latest trends in new urbanism.

Siri Knudsen is a senior at the George Washington University pursuing a B.A in Geography and International Affairs and minors in Spanish and GIS. Over the summer she worked at the Port of Seattle in Washington State as a data management intern in their environmental department. Siri got to participate in many of their habitat restoration projects including monitoring and mapping kelp growth in Elliott Bay. Aside from her interest in environmental issues, she is an active participant in open source mapping and hope to one day bridge her disciplines and continue working in this field. Siri’s love for geography came from childhood boating trips in British Columbia where her family explored the intricate groups of islands, navigating them using nautical charts. In her spare time, Siri likes to read, travel, ski, and be at the beach with her dog!

If you or someone you know is interested in applying for an internship at the AAG, the AAG seeks interns on a year-round basis for the spring, summer, and fall semesters. More information on internships at the AAG is also available on the Jobs & Careers section of the AAG website at: