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Patricia Carbajales

Executive Director of the Clemson Center for Geospatial Technologies

Panelist: GIS Support Services in Higher-Ed Post-COVID-19

Panel: GIS Support Services in Higher-Ed Post-COVID-19


Patricia Carbajales-Dale serves as the Executive Director of the Clemson Center for Geospatial Technologies, where she provides vision, leadership, and strategic direction of the Center’s programs and initiatives . Her team supports and trains over 2,000 students, staff, and faculty per year through academic and research initiatives, grant collaborations, management of cloud-computing and cyberGIS platforms, and collaborations with industry partners. Patricia also leads the Clemson Data Visualization Lab and is the Co-Director of the Sustainability in Pamplona Study Abroad Program. She currently serves in the Board of Directors of the American Association of Geographers (AAG) CyberInfrastructure Speciality Group, and in 2020 was selected by UCGIS to be a #TRELIS Fellow. Patricia has a passion for teaching GIS and Data Visualization, and has taught GIS for Public Health at Clemson since 2015. Previous to Clemson, Patricia established and ran the Stanford Geospatial Center for four years at Stanford University where she also held the position of GIS Lecturer within the School of Earth Sciences. She created and taught the first "GIS for Good" class, a service learning class where students from different disciplines partnered with the United Nations, and other international humanitarian organizations to create innovative solutions to real-world problems.