Lena Ferguson '13 and Julia Reeves '13 (HC), both Growth and Structure of Cities majors, will spend a “Summer of Maps” interning with Azavea, a Philadelphia-based company specializing in geographic web and mobile software development and geospatial analysis services.
Students in the Summer of Maps program partner with non-profit organizations in need of geospatial data analysis. Ferguson will be working with the Delaware Valley Association for the Education of Young Children to map need versus capacity of high-quality childcare in the Delaware Valley. She also will partner with the Sunlight Foundation to analyze political influence on members of Congress.
Reeves will assist the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society with analysis on urban tree mortality with active and non-active tree tenders. Additionally, she will collaborate with the Texas Trees Foundation in the analysis of tree planting locations to prioritize planting projects while evaluating the impact of canopy change in the City of Dallas.
The internships are funded by Tri-College Digital Humanities and Azavea.