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Department of Earth Environmental and Geospatial Sciences

Amelia Zaino



Amelia ZainoCurrent location

  • Bronx, New York

Date of Graduation from Lehman

  •  May 2015

Type of degree/major/specialization/certificate: Master of Science in Geographic Information Science

Positions held since graduating:

  • Adjunct Lecturer, CUNY
  • Museum Educator, Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum
  • Youth Programs Coordinator, Wave Hill

Specific accomplishments of which you are most proud: I’ve created maps for children’s education programs on the Hutchinson River, the Ridgewood Reservoir, and the Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum. I love that I can use maps to tell stories about New York City’s hidden environmental treasures.

Geography or GISc activities and/or accomplishments, awards, internships, publications:
Winner, Best Graduate Student Poster, Westchester GIS User Group Meeting
Trainer, iMapInvasives

Overall assessment of how Lehman’s EEGS Program prepared you for your current life: The program taught me a lot about problem solving. It's something I sorely needed.

What else have you been up to?

As part of an ongoing project, I am working with a group on City Island that is looking to help restore the oyster population of Eastchester Bay. I am mapping logistics, as well as water quality conditions.