Student Stories

Graduates of the UW Master of GIS for Sustainability Management program pursue a variety of GIS-related careers. Read what three of our alumni have to say about how the program helped them advance in the field.

Christy HeatonChristy Heaton

GIS Analyst, SGSI

“I really value what I learned having gone through the process of getting a master's. Having a master's degree in GIS makes employers trust you to have certain skills and qualities.”

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John RitzmanJohn Ritzman

GIS Specialist, City of Bothell 

“Taking classes in the evening, without having to commute, not only saved a significant amount of time but also allowed me to continue learning GIS in the workplace during the day.” 

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Kate WeberKate Weber

GIS Analyst, City of Bellevue

“GIS analysts need to be able to keep up with the demands of the industry, and getting this master's degree was a way for me to do just that.”

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