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Zona Hrnjak, Class of 2024

Geography, understanding where things are and why, always seemed like an intuitive way to figure out my place in the world. My initial interest came from visiting family in Serbia and trying to figure out Balkan geopolitics, but once I started learning about geography and particularly the small-scale geography of cities and neighborhoods, it opened a whole world of interest for me.

I hope to pursue either urban planning or law after I finish my undergraduate degree, and particularly with urban planning many of the GIS skills and concepts from human geography I have learned about through my classes will be especially useful.

I highly recommend majoring in Geography & GIS because there are so many different applications, so it's a great major if you like everything from science to math to humanities because you can incorporate all of those interests. And most of all, it teaches you to think spatially, which I feel is underrated but a very important way to learn about the world.