11 May

Goodbye to Spring 2016 Scholar-Interns


Emma Hayward

Farewell, AGS!

My time here at AGS has flown by! When I first walked into the office this past January I felt nervous and overwhelmed.  Five months later I am sad to be leaving.

From company and non-profit spotlights, to councilor interviews and write-ups, to social media management, and geography-themed events, I cannot believe how lucky I am to have had these experiences.  John, Ana, and Selene place a great amount of trust in the interns, and I am proud to say I have done my best during my time here.

To have the opportunity to work with such a historic organization has been a pleasure and a thrill.  I will miss getting lost in the books, maps, atlases, and artifacts that adorn the AGS office.

I cannot thank AGS enough for this experience, and I promise, someday I will be back to sign the Fliers and Explorers’ Globe!  – Emma Hayward (05.11.2016)

Kathleen EmersonFullSizeRender (1)

So long and thank you AGS!

What a wonderful experience at AGS! Over the course of this past semester, not only has AGS cultivated my knowledge and interest in Geography and the role it plays in our everyday lives, but I was also granted me the opportunity to develop a number of professional and academic skills that I will carry forth as I graduate from Hunter College and continue my journey.

I am extremely proud and excited about the website that Emma and I developed over the course of this internship. On our last day at AGS, we launched Connect 2 Conserve, a website dedicated to conservation. This was a special project done in collaboration with the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) to invite discussion about the impact of wildlife conservation efforts worldwide, especially as they are connected in relation to a geospatial and geographical context. The project stemmed off a joint-forum, “Criminal Nature: The Global Security Implications of Illegal Wildlife Trade,” held by AGS, IFAW and the United States Geospatial Intelligence Foundation held in Washington D.C. in March. I’m also thankful for the opportunity we had to meet Dr. Parag Khanna and many of the other AGS Councilors at the AGS hosted dinner event for the release of Dr. Khanna’s new book, Connectography: Mapping the Future of Global Civilization. I was especially thrilled to meet Dr. Khanna after interviewing him for our Councilor Spotlight page.

I am sad to be leaving such a meaningful, passionate, and historic organization. My time here with Emma, Ana, John and Selene was invaluable. I will miss being in our cozy and quiet office with the plethora of books, atlases, maps, magazines, artifacts and photos that I could get lost in for hours! I am very thankful for my time and experience at AGS and am looking forward to see and hear about all the great geography and geospatial themed events and partnerships that will be developed in the future. First and foremost, I’m looking forward to the 2016 Geography 2050 Symposium this November! With that, I wish AGS and the new interns the best of luck. – Kathleen Emerson (5.17.2016)

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