Projects

This page includes information on past and current research projects in GIS, qualitative research, and urban research. These projects were conducted under mentorship from Matthew J. Kelley at the University of Washington, Lisa Hoffman at University of Washington, and Deborah Thien with California State University of Long Beach.  Selected Works have been included from studies at the University of Washington and California State University under various professors.

GIS || Mental Map Methods || Urban Research

 

Geographic Information Systems (GIS)

Future Employment Opportunities in Neighborhoods of Low Socioeconomic Status. GIS Final Project 2011 with Matthew J. Kelley, Ph.D. at University of Washington Tacoma.
-Digitizing: Historical Mapping, 3D Digitizing
-3D Analysis: Modelling Neighborhood Data, 3D Index of 2010 Census Data (by Block Groups)
-Hazards: Transit Hazards, Environmental Hazards
-Urban Classification Systems: Impervious Surfaces, Urban and Non-Urban Zones,
-Network Analyst: Walking to WIC retailers, Hilltop Walking Network, Salishan Walking Network, Hilltop Bicycle Network, Salishan Bicycle Network.
-Indexing:
Long Beach, CA SES choropleth, IDW Interpolation, Kriging Interpolation.
Tacoma, WA SES choropleth, IDW Interpolation, Hot Spot Analysis, 3D Model.

Mental Map Methods

Understanding and Utilizing Participatory Mapping Methods.  Literature review on public mapping methods (pending publication).  Written in 2014 in Urban Geography course with Christine Jocoy, Ph.D. at California State University of Long Beach.
Mapping Upward Mobility for Residents of a Mixed-Income Housing Project in Tacoma, Washington.  Master of Arts in Geography Thesis published in 2016, with Deborah Thien, Ph.D. (Committee Chair) at California State University of Long Beach.
-Participatory Mapping Methods done in Salishan.  Independent research (Pending Review) done in 2011 under mentorship of  Matthew J. Kelley, Ph.D. at University of Washington Tacoma.

Urban Research Papers

Urban Citizenship. Final Paper 2011, Cities and Citizenship course with Lisa Hoffman, Ph.D. at University of Washington Tacoma.
NAFTA in Oaxaca, Mexico: The effects of bringing globalization to a developing state.  Fieldwork in maquilas of Oaxaca, Mexico 2011, with Dan Jacoby, Ph.D. at University of Washington Bothell.
Developing Sustainable Economies Utilizing Local Resources in Distressed Urban Neighborhoods.  Capstone 2012, with Lisa Hoffman, Ph.D. at University of Washington Tacoma.
Economic Development: Future Employment Opportunities in Neighborhoods of Low Socioeconomic Status.  GIS Final Project 2011 with Matthew J. Kelley, Ph.D. at University of Washington Tacoma.
Los Angeles and African Cities: Comparing and Contrasting Development Processes.  Final Paper 2012, Urban Issues in the Developing World with Yonn Dierwechter, Ph.D. at University of Washington Tacoma.

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