Zoey Armstrong: Geography master’s candidate at Miami University with a passion for the environment, spatial data, and good design
My name is Zoey Armstrong and welcome to my site!
I’m a geography Master’s student at Miami University currently studying biogeography and its application towards conservation management. My undergrad “career” was also at Miami University where I got a degree in biology. Heading out to the Midwest was a big change for a San Diego native, but during my time there as an undergrad I came to see some charm in the midwest when I developed a real passion for botany. It was incredible to finally have names for things I had passed by for years without noticing. Knowing the names of the flora made me feel very connected to nature. However this knowledge was a double edged sword; I became painfully aware of the invasive species and how small and hemmed in the “natural” areas were. Understanding this first hand led me into conservation sciences and eventually GIS. I was drawn to the practical solutions attainable with GIS and the seemingly limitless applications of geography. It wasn’t long before I was looking at getting my master’s in geography where I could continue learning and work to combine all these passions in my thesis.
Geospatial Analytics Using R
Satellite Imagery and Processing