UA GIST Podcast

Join us for your virtual ride to work by tuning in to the UAGIST Podcast as we talk with alumni and specialists in the geospatial industry across the state of Arizona and beyond. Learn about how the UAGIST programs have helped so many find success in their careers and how GIS continues to advance and impact the world around us. Tune in right here or find us on Soundcloud and YouTube. 



Friday, May 21, 2021

Tune in for a great conversation with Gady Pitaru, CTO/VP of Engineering at Badger Maps. We got to hear about all of the great things Badger Maps is doing how stepping through open doors can lead to new and exciting career opportunities!

Friday, May 14, 2021

Tune in for a wonderful conversation with Rudy Stricklan with special co-host Nikolas Smilovsky. Rudy has been involved with the Arizona Geospatial community for a while and gives us some great insight into what's happening right now with GIS and where he thinks the field is going. We got to hear about Mixed Reality and Rudy gives advice to students entering their careers in the Geospatial Industry.

Friday, May 7, 2021

Tune in for a great conversation with Monica Stephens, assistant professor in the Department of Geography at the University of Buffalo (SUNY) and Durham University. This week’s podcast is co-hosted with the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee in the School of Geography, Development, and Environment here at the University of Arizona. This episode goes into some very important topics such as diversity in GIS, so we encourage you to take a listen!


Friday, April 30, 2021

Tune in for a great conversation with Senior GIS Analyst at Pima County, Chloe Jackson. We talk about the importance of networking and the Chloe's transition from student to career. She offers some valuable tips and trick so definitely check it out!

Friday, April 23, 2021

Tune in for a great conversation with David Nelson, a Planetary Geologist and Data Manager for the Ronald Greeley Center for Planetary Studies at Arizona State University. He has worked on mission data from Viking Orbiter, Mars Global Surveyor and Mars Pathfinder and on mission operations for the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter. We encourage you to tune in for all things planetary. It was such a pleasure getting to chat with David and learn about his career and how he got into such a fascinating field.

Friday, April 16, 2021

Tune in for a great conversation with Howard Ward, Principal/President, GIS Developer/Manager of Terra Systems Southwest, an Arizona GIS Consulting Firm. We got to talk about the many hats Howard has worn during his GIS Career, so we encourage you to tune in and hear more about Terra Systems Southwest and how Howard got into GIS.

Friday, April 9, 2021

Tune in for a wonderful conversation with Caroline Patrick-Birdwell who owns her own GIS Consulting firm, Happy Desert, and is an alum of the MSGIST Program. We cover a wide variety of topics such as starting a business, networking, important skills for ones GIS career and much more!

Friday, April 2, 2021

Join us as we talk with Richard Simpson, a Solution Engineer at ESRI. We talk about the interesting things going on with ArcGIS Indoors so don't miss it!

Friday, March 26, 2021

Tune in for a great conversation with Benjamin Schaub, Manager of the Enablement Team and Professional Services at ESRI, and alum on the MSGIST Program. Ben talked about the ever-changing nature of GIS and how his mix of Business and GIS skills has helped him succeed in his position at ESRI.

Thursday, March 18, 2021

Tune in for a great conversation with Smaran Harihar, a Senior Engineer for ESRI and 2012 alumni of the MSGIST Program. He talked about how the program helped him get started with ESRI and how his career has progressed over the last few years. We also got to hear about some current projects and talk about where he thinks GIS is heading. It was a great conversation, and we encourage you to take a listen!