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Current Graduate Students

Bless Dupeh is a second-year graduate student in the Applied Geography program. She is a graduate of the University of Arkansas at Little Rock, with a bachelor’s degree in Geology. Many environmental problems have a geographical dimension and the use of geospatial techniques can help address such problems. Her research interests are related to disaster risk management and how geospatial techniques can be used as a tool in risk reduction. She also seeks to analyze the impact of disasters on health.
Chiamaka Chimah is a second-year graduate student in the Applied Geography program. She graduated from University of Nigeria with a Bachelor’s degree in Urban and Regional Planning. She has a background in Computer Aided Design (CAD) and GIS software applications. Her previous research was focused on applying sustainable development measures in urban planning to ensure conservation and preservation of the built environment. Her current research interest is directed towards applying geospatial techniques, specifically GIS and Remote Sensing techniques to improve urban planning.
Sydney Davis is a second-year graduate student in the Applied Geography program. Sydney received her B.S. in Biology at Georgia Southern University in 2017. While working toward her undergraduate degree, Sydney conducted research on the phenotypic plasticity of aphids (Aphis gossypii).  This experience sparked an interest in how environmental influences alter development cycles.  Sydney also became certified as an Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) although she found her passion on St. Catherines Island in the study of sea turtle conservation and nesting behavior.  She was introduced to the island as a student, returned as a volunteer, and eventually as a researcher, having the privilege of participating in many projects including monitoring sea turtle nesting, gopher tortoise population ecology, and horseshoe crab behavior.  These field study experiences led Sydney to her current pursuit of a Masters in Applied Geography with an emphasis on shoreline changes and their impacts to coastal wildlife.
Dain A. Reams is a second year graduate student in the Applied Geography program, emphasizing increasing his skills in geographic information systems (GIS). Previously, Dain has earned bachelor’s degrees in Biology and General Studies, and has another Master’s degree in Public Administration – all attained from Georgia Southern University. Formerly, Dain worked as a city planner, and hopes to meld his Applied Geography GIS knowledge and his Public Administration to tackle problems facing revitalization of small to moderate communities with infill using cottage house developments/pocket neighborhoods.
Kelsey Flannery is a second-year graduate student in the Applied Geography masters program.

Last updated: 11/4/2020