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Testimonials of alumni and alumnae

li_testim1“The UT graduate program has provided me with opportunities to learn, advance, and prepare for the future. I received a National Geographic Young Explorers Grant and funding from the National Science Foundation. This grant writing experience is integral to my graduate study and academic development. The UT graduate program recognizes students’ potentials and interests, and enables students to blossom into careers.”

— Yanan Li (’15 PhD)





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“I loved my two years with UT’s Geography Department. Coming in as a GIScience student, I was exposed to human and physical geography which enhanced my growth as a  student and a professional geographer.  The professors, as well as my colleagues, were some of the most enthusiastic scholars of the discipline, always ready to share their geographic knowledge.”

— Joseph Roberts (’14 MS)


SaskiaVandeGevel“My time at UT provided me with an intellectually stimulating setting where I completed my academic and early career goals. The Department prepares graduate students to collaborate with diverse groups of people across campus and around the world, while providing students valuable teaching opportunities in Geography laboratory and lecture courses.”

— Saskia van de Gevel (’08 PhD). Assistant Professor at Appalachian State University