Student Profile

Erika Opgenorth

I first heard of Syracuse Community Geography when I took GEO 485/685, the Community Geography class. I loved how the class focused on how community based projects can benefit every member of the community. While taking the Community Geography class, I worked on a project with the Onondaga Historical Association researching the history of beer making in the City of Syracuse. I enjoyed working on that project because it pushed me to be creative in researching and creating illuminating products. I am most interested in researching how geography effects socioeconomic factors and public health issues. After I graduate, I plan to attend graduate school to study GIS or work in public health.