2023, Senior, Interactive & Multimedia
Climate Hero: Jack Dangermond, Esri
In high school, I was exposed to Esri tools like ArcGIS Online and ArcGIS StoryMaps through the GIS career pathway. Learning to use these tools empowered me to pursue self-directed projects exploring the complex connections between society and the environment, while also providing me with the resources to develop creative climate solutions. It wasn’t until recently that I learned that I had a deeper connection with GIS and Esri. As I uncovered old picture albums, I came across an image of the CEO and founder of Esri, Jack Dangermond, holding me as a baby. Through this project, I hoped to convey the inspirational work Mr. Dangermond has done on the technological front of the climate revolution, and how he has empowered students like me to pursue our particular curiosities and develop solutions for the climate crisis. After reconnecting with Mr. Dangermond years after our initial encounter, I reflected upon my journey of environmental activism. Every project I worked on, started with GIS. Hopefully, with this StoryMap, I am able to communicate the profound impact Esri has had on me and the rest of the world.