GeoQuery Students

GeoQuery is driven by students, staff and faculty at AidData, a research lab at William and Mary.  W&M student interested in doing your own research in support of something bigger?  Click here to join us!

Rachel Oberman, Lab Director

Rachel Oberman is the student lab director in charge of all undergraduates on the lab teams, including the GeoBoundaries, GeoData, and GeoDev teams.  She makes sure that everything in GeoQuery is the best quality it can be and that all projects are running on time. Rachel is interested in pursuing a career in Computer Science and Data Science, and plans to graduate in May 2020. She is also a world-class figure skater and has medaled at several top-level international competitions.

Email: raoberman@email.wm.edu

LinkedIn: linkedin.com/in/racheloberman/

John Napoli, GeoData

John Napoli is a GeoData researcher who searches the internet for subnational data pertaining to the United Nation's Sustainable Development Goals. He is unsure what his career goals are at this moment but would like to explore the use of geospatial data for policy decision-making. He hopes to utilize his Data Science and Government degrees to further his goals and plans to graduate in May 2020. John is also the proud owner of three dogs, Heidi, Leo, and Henry.

 

Email: jsnapoli@email.wm.edu

Campbell Scheuerman, GeoData

Campbell Scheuerman is a GeoData researcher who scours the internet far and wide for subnational data pertaining to the United Nation's Sustainable Development Goals and plans to graduate in May 2020.

Email: cascheuerman@email.wm.edu

Lauren Hobbs, GeoBoundaries

Lauren is a GeoBoundaries researcher who scours the internet far and wide searching for the best boundaries to incorporate into the GeoQuery tool. Lauren is interested in pursuing a career in Business Intelligence and Data Science and plans to graduate in May 2019. She has also seen a penguin fly (she once flew on an airplane with a penguin).

 

Email: lmhobbs@email.wm.edu

Rebecca Youngerman, GeoBoundaries

Rebecca is a GeoBoundaries researcher who searches the internet seeking the best geospatial boundaries to incorporate into the GeoQuery tool. Rebecca's goals are driven by a passion for improving public health and utilizing the power of data analytics. She hopes to incorporate both of these into life-long learning and her career. Rebecca plans on graduating in May 2019 and will be working in Kenya this summer with Community Health Partners (http://chp.or.ke/).

Grace Grimsley, GeoBoundaries

Grace Grimsley is a GeoBoundaries researcher who scours the internet far and wide in search of the best boundaries to incorporate into the GeoQuery tool. She spent last summer teaching English in China. In the future, she wants to have a career in foreign aid and development where she hopes to continue her love of geospatial problem solving to increase aid efficacy around the globe. Grace plans to graduate in May 2019.

Email: gracegrimsley@gmail.com

Graham Melville, GeoBoundaries

Graham is a GeoBoundaries researcher who searches the web tirelessly in search of top-quality boundaries to incorporate into the GeoQuery tool. Graham is a Data Science major graduating in May 2019. He is super into design and tinkering, and his career interests include anything involving GIS, economics, and mathematics. When he's not in school, you'll probably find him XC skiing or building above ground pools.

Email: ggmelville@email.wm.edu

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/graham-melville/

Josh Panganiban, GeoData

Josh Panganiban is a GeoData researcher who scours the internet in search of top-quality boundaries to incorporate into the GeoQuery tool. He is very interested in field research, environmental accounting, and GIS work, and plans to graduate in May 2020. Josh is very willing to be involved with anything sustainable related from educational outreach to renewable energy. He hopes to start an engineering firm dedicated to sea-level rise mitigation. Josh also loves to hike, run, and wants to climb Mt. Everest one day.

Heather Baier, GeoBoundaries

Heather Baier is a GeoBoundaries researcher who searches the internet for subnational data pertaining to the United Nation's Sustainable Development Goals. After working at Harris Teeter for almost three years, she knows the produce code for almost every fruit and vegetable found in a standard grocery store and prefers to refer to everything by its code. She would like to use her programming and GIS experience to pursue a career in communications or computer-assisted reporting after graduating in May 2020.

Email: hmbaier@email.wm.edu

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/heather-baier-b553a3137/


Hall Of Fame

Rob Marty, GeoDev

Rob Marty graduated from William and Mary in the Spring of '16, and currently works as a Data Specialist at the World Bank.  During his time in the lab, Rob helped to author four peer-reviewed articles, and wrote the GeoSIMEX R package for modeling spatial uncertainty.

Leigh Seitz, GeoBoundaries

Leigh Seitz is a recent graduate of William and Mary (Class of 2017), with a degree in International Relations and specialization in GIS. While baking on the side, Leigh developed the methodology for the original GeoBoundaries dataset, tirelessly searching the internet and reaching out to foreign countries to get the best boundaries in the world and to ensure the accuracy of her geographically-correct cakes.

Email: lnseitz@email.wm.edu

Website: http://leighseitz.com

Honor Roll

Many students have worked with the GeoQuery team and then graduated to go do bigger and better things.  The lab would not be what it is without Lidia Kovecevic ('17, WhiteHawk CEC), Ben Dykstra ('17, Capital One), and Hannah Dempsey ('17, ECS Limited), Allison Bowers ('18, AidData).