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, February 19, 2021

Tune in for this week's conversation with Maree Achuleta, a GIS Analyst in the Planning, Design & Construction Department at the University of Arizona. We get a glimpse of what a day in the life is like as a GIS Analyst. We got to hear about some exciting things coming out of the Planning, Design & Construction Department so definitely tune in! 

Friday, February 12, 2021

This week we had the pleasure of chatting with John Baskett, Principal Planner and Chris Bertrand, GIS Analyst for the San Xavier District of the Tohono O'odham Nation. An array of topics were covered, so tune in for a great conversation.

Friday, February 5, 2021

We had the pleasure of getting to chat with Wynette Arviso, independent business owner and GIS professional. We got to learn what she has been doing throughout her GIS career and how GIS has helped her consulting firm. Wynette also shared a few past projects she has done with the Navajo Tribal Utility Authority, so definitely tune in for a great podcast.

Friday, January 29, 2021

Tune in for a great discussion surrounding the efforts related to the invasive species of buffelgrass in Southern Arizona. We got to learn more about buffelgrass and its impact and hear about how GIS is being used in the efforts to help mitigate the invasive species. We welcome co-host, Ya-Ching Lin and guests Kim Franklin and Aaryn Olsson.

Friday, January 22, 2021

We had the pleasure of talking with GIS Application Developer with the University of Arizona's Enterprise Geographic Information System (EGIS), Naveed Ahmed. We got to hear about projects that have recently been released and projects in the making. There are some very exciting things happening, so make sure you tune in!

Friday, January 15, 2021

We’re excited to kick off 2021 with Dr. Beth Tellman as our guest on today’s podcast. She is currently a post-doctoral fellow at the Earth Institute at Columbia University and the Co-founder of Cloud to Street, a remote sensing platform focused on flood mapping in near real time for vulnerable communities. It was a pleasure getting to chat with Beth to hear about past projects and what is in store for the future when she joins the University of Arizona’s School of Geography Development and Environment as a faculty member this year.

Friday, December 11, 2020

Tune in for a great conversation with Holly Torpey, the Program Coordinator at GISCorps. We got to learn about what GISCorps does and hear about some past and current projects that GISCorps has been involved with. We also learned how you can contribute your GIS skills to help out! You can volunteer here:


Friday, November 20, 2020

Tune in as we talk with lead visualizer for NASA Earth Observatory, Joshua Stevens. We get to hear about how he started and what lead him to become the lead visualizer for NASA Earth Observatory. Dr. Stevens talks to us about what the NASA Earth Observatory does and gives us a beautiful presentation with tons of visuals. Make sure to check the podcast out on YouTube so you don't miss the beautiful presentation put together.

Friday, November 13, 2020

Teresa Gregory graduated from the MS-GIST program in 2016 and currently works as the Program Director at Statistical Research. During this podcast she shares her journey of how she found GIS and gives us some tips for success when entering the workforce out of school. Tune in for a great podcast!

Friday, October 30, 2020

Tune in as we talk with Jami Dennis as she takes us on the winding journey that has led her down a very successfully path in her GIS career. Jami provides us with some great tips and tricks for work and life during her fantastic presentation. There are many visuals for this one so also check us out on YouTube, so you are able to take a look at the beautiful presentation Jami has put together for us!