Ian Rossiter

Graduate Assistant

Background

Ian Rossiter started at Archway in the Fall of 2016 as a graduate assistant helping with GIS and mapping tasks. He is finishing up his M.S. in Geography at the University of Georgia and received his B.S. in Biology from Furman University. Since starting, he has worked on projects such as mapping historic buildings, mapping destination counties for Traditions Highway Route 15, and mapping recreational areas and green spaces in Washington County. Ian aims to loan his mapping and GIS skills for community service. Before coming to Archway, he was a part of the Community Mapping Lab at UGA, where he worked with the broader Athens-Clarke County community.  He has also worked in the shrimping industry in his hometown of St. Simons Island, GA, to map shrimper knowledge and perspectives with regard to proposed incoming developments as part of his masters’ work. Rossiter is also starting the MEPD program at UGA this semester. While he does not have any set career path yet, he hopes to continue with community oriented work.