LuisEsquivelBA, Geography, Class of 2016Background and ExperienceSummaryLuis Esquivel (Class of 2016) didn’t want to sit behind a desk all day, and he found a fantastic career that gives him the opportunity to be outside in the field as well as working with GIS software. As a GIS Analyst and field inspector for the Franklin County (WA) Noxious Weed Control Board, Esquivel spends some of his time in the field conducting noxious weed assessments and collecting GPS data that he then analyzes through GIS. He credits the Department of Geography with providing him with advanced technical training in spatial data analysis, as well as enhancing his ability to present GIS projects in a professional manner. His experience in the GIS Workshop course was especially useful in this regard. Esquivel is already working to connect his career back to UW Geography by establishing a collaboration between his organization and the GIS Workshop course.