OREGON WOMEN IN GIS
Our Mission: Women in GIS is a supportive space for all women, including non-binary and trans women, to come to together, learn and collaborate on the design and use of GIS through creative problem solving. We hold a safe space to discuss the disparities we face from our involvement as a minority group in a technology field. Our goal is to engage and support
Events: Future activities will include casual happy hour networking, map-a-thons, technical workshops hosted by professionals, and peer review events to assist with resume and portfolio building.
About WIG Coordinators:
Claire Parton is double majoring in Spatial Data Science and Geography with a minor in Sociology at the University of Oregon. She is concentrating in freelance GIS for community development, environment, and cartography. Claire aspires to educate the public on the importance of creative problem solving rooted from a geographically perspective. Outside of her GIS passion, you can find her kiteboarding in the high lakes of Central Oregon or trail running in her local mountains.
Madison Fung is a recent graduate from the University of Oregon with a dual degree in Spatial Data Science and Geography, Currently, she participates in many capacity development activities to support Earth Observation in the Americas with AmeriGEO and Federal Geographic Data Committee including 2021 AmeriGEO Week and the 2021 Peru Mapathon. In her free time, she has sound designed many community theatre productions in Eugene and her hometown, Ashland OR.
Morgan Scafidi is a current University of Oregon student on track to graduate in spring of 2022 with a double major in Spatial Data Science and Geography and a minor in Sociology. She has a passion for using GIS to solve humanitarian and environmental crises through predictive modeling and statistical analysis. Her favorite software to use is ArcGIS Pro and GeoDa. Some of Morgan’s hobbies are golfing, video games, cooking, snowboarding on Mt. Hood and perfecting the art of cartography.