David Foote, a MSCAPP student, assisted Harris assistant professor Eyal Frank by performing geospatial analysis on potential economic impacts of a set of particular conservation efforts throughout the country. Foote also searched for data sets from governmental and private organizations, inspected the data for usefulness, and verified the data.

“I was lucky enough to work on a really well thought out project and am leaving with some great insights on strategies to measure and understand the impact of policy decisions that affect many different groups in many different ways. The geospatial analysis I performed would not have come up in any class in the same scale, and I was lucky enough to work on projects centered around animal and habitat conservation, an issue near to my heart.”