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Brandman University to Host “Women in GIS” Webinar in Commemoration of Women’s History Month

March 28, 2020 by Brandman University

IRVINE, Calif. (March 28, 2020) – Brandman University will host a free webinar, “Women in GIS: Social Justice,” with GIS analyst Sophia Garcia for viewers who are interested in careers in geographic information systems, also known as GIS.

Garcia works as a GIS analyst for the Dolores Huerta Foundation, a Bakersfield-based nonprofit.

GIS is a field blending geography with data analysis. GIS analysts who use software to add information to maps can discover patterns showing how people are affected by the natural and built environments. GIS can also reveal how human activities affect particular geographies.

In her webinar, Garcia is scheduled to discuss such topics as women who use GIS and career paths for young people entering the field.

Brandman is hosting the webinar in partnership with Women in GIS, a professional and social advocacy group.

The webinar is scheduled for 11 a.m. to noon PDT on Monday, March 30. Register here.

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Brandman University is a private, nonprofit institution accredited by the WASC Senior College and University Commission. As part of the Chapman University System, Brandman blends a legacy of academic excellence with innovative programs and support services designed for students with busy schedules. The university offers more than 80 undergraduate, graduate, credential and certificate programs. Brandman serves about 24,000 students, more than 14,000 of whom enroll in academic credit programs, at 25 physical campuses in California and Washington, as well as online. Brandman offers fully-online courses for students anywhere in the United States and for military personnel serving abroad. For additional information, visit the university’s website.

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Terri M. Carbaugh, Vice Chancellor of Public Affairs: Carbaugh@brandman.edu

Andrew Edwards, Senior Multimedia News Writer: Edwards1@brandman.edu

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