Texas A&M University
Department of Geography

Leslie Vallecillo

"Two years ago, I was on academic probation and feeling lost, but now I’m here, celebrating my first-generation accomplishments and about to graduate" - Leslie Vallecillo '21

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Faculty and Student Focus


Dr. Julie Loisel

Texas A&M Geography's Dr. Julie Loisel says that preserving and restoring peatlands can help the world tackle the climate crisis.

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Grad Student Manuel Salgado

Manuel Salgado, a Ph.D. student in the Department of Geography, has led a non-traditional journey to higher-education. Today he’s an experienced field researcher and teaching assistant, and reflects on some of the challenges he’s faced in his career.

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Yell Leader Woods Johnson '22

Senior Woods Johnson is looking forward to representing Texas A&M and completing his GIST degree in the Department of Geography.

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“Geographic information science and technology (GIST) is one of the cornerstones of modern data-driven applications, modeling and decision-making. The GIS job market is booming. In science and technology fields, GIS skills give Aggies a leg-up on the competition.

Dr. Dan Goldberg, Associate Professor in Geography


Texas A&M Arts and Sciences Geography News Stories

Texas A&M senior Mackenzie Portie '24 is embracing her roots and expanding her horizons as a geographic information science and technology major — a choice influenced by her grandfather's legacy...Read More→

The $1.5 million project involving researchers from four Texas A&M colleges and schools aims to develop databases, predictive models and innovative tools to combat environmental hazards exacerbated by climate change...Read More→

Angela ‘85 and Kerry Stein ’85 carry on the Aggie value of selfless service by establishing a scholarship. ..Read More→

The Departments of Geography and Oceanography will lead Texas A&M's efforts under the $12.7 million initiative aimed at preparing undergraduate students to address pressing environmental, health, energy and infrastructure challenges in the Gulf of Mexico region...Read More→

Four of the 14 Hagler Institute for Advanced Study Fellows for 2023-24 will be hosted by or affiliated with Texas A&M Arts and Sciences, including a Nobel physicist and a Nobel economist...Read More→

Each of the five is being honored for scientifically or socially distinguished efforts to advance science or its applications...Read More→