Geography & Geosciences


With a degree from Elmhurst’s Department of Geography & Geosciences, your professional horizons will be wide and interesting. Our graduates are working in urban, regional, and transportation planning; cartography and geographic information systems (GIS); commercial location and marketing analysis; education; and more.

For example:

  • Nathan Rold, Linus Saulys and Karl Steimel ’09, are mapping specialists with Exelon (ComEd)
  • Christina Colantoni ’08, is a senior GIS specialist with ESRI in St. Louis
  • Carmella Burdi '06, is a GIS Specialist with the County of DuPage
  • Leah Talaber '06, is a GIS Analyst with Argonne National Laboratory
  • Chris Gonzalez ’05, is a GIS Analyst with Sidwell in St. Charles
  • Brian Parker '05, is a GIS Specialist with the Village of Algonquin
  • Candice Assell (Engelbrecht) ’02, teaches earth science/astronomy/weather & environment at Naperville North High School
  • Melanie Luna Gotto ’02, is a consultant in the environmental industry working for Entact Environmental
  • Kevin Donovan ’00, works as a land surveyor at Webster, McGrath & Ahlberg
  • Dave Andrusyk ’97, works as a naturalist for the Tri-County State Park Visitor Center
  • Cyndi Harper (Woltzen) ’96, is transit planner for the Twin Cities Area Transit Agency
  • Rick Heckman ’95, teaches geography and history at Glenbard West High School
  • Dr. Michael Urban '91, is a professor of geography at the University of Missouri
  • Linda Kuta Gray ’88, is a geographic specialist for the U.S. Department of the Census


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