Brent Dell

The faculty and staff in the GIS department have been critical to my success in EPPS. Through them, I have the opportunity to instruct two courses, which have provided me with invaluable teaching experience.

Hometown: Los Angeles, CA

Major: PhD in Geospatial Information Sciences
Expected Graduation Date: Spring 2021

UT Dallas Achievements & Activities

  • Instructor & TA for GIS 2305, GIS 4325 President 2018-2019 – Gamma Theta
  • Upsilon Honors Geography Society, Mu Gamma Chapter
  • Administrator – Geospatial Analytics and Innovative Applications Laboratory

Deciding on GIS

When I was in high school, geography was just place names or state capitals. When I finally took a course in undergraduate, my eyes were opened. I have loved interpreting and analyzing maps since I was very young. Maps are a powerful tool in our communication toolbox, and with them, we can learn some very intriguing properties about our world. Spatial information analysis has quickly become one of the most in-demand skills in today’s world. However, I wish to dive deeper into understanding how our world ticks, and I believe the answer is spatial.

My EPPS Success

The faculty and staff in the GIS department have been critical to my success in EPPS. Through them, I have the opportunity to instruct two courses, which have provided me with invaluable teaching experience.

Plans for the Future

I aspire to continue in academia and hopefully introduce students to the wonderful spatial world of GIS.

Advice to Prospective EPPS Students

Take a GIS course, it might change your perspective of the world.

Other Interests

Traveling around the country and the world is one of my favorite things to do. It is traveling that instilled my passion for geography and geospatial science. Other things I like to do include playing board games, snowboarding, learning musical instruments, building computers, growing hot peppers, relaxing with family and friends, and spending time with my dog.