I enjoy supporting sustainable design in natural and built environments by bridging the gaps between environmental sciences, geographic modeling, land surveying and cartography
For John Rogers, the realization that he wanted to become a geographer came after a 15-year-old John neglected to bring a map on a long walk in the Red Buttes Wilderness. After a couple days of following a few familiar drainages and squinting from high peaks, made it safely back to civilization – and began collecting topographic maps.
After earning Bachelor’s degrees in Geography and Environmental Studies, John obtained a Graduate Certificate in GIS, followed by a Master of Science in Geography; researching Polar Vortex trends using GIS and Global Climate Models to better understand Stratospheric Polar Vortex variability in the Northern Hemisphere under anthropogenic forcing and future climate scenarios. That research mindset has remained constant while working in natural resource management, public lands and National Parks, watershed science and forestry, hydrology, urban planning, ecology, and cartography.
Today, John continues to pursue his passions for GIS, physical geography, hydrology, high-accuracy data collection, and environmental sciences as a Senior GIS Analyst at Otak.
Master's Degree, Geographic Information Science and Climate Science - Portland State University
Bachelor of Science, Geography - University of Oregon
Bachelor of Arts, Environmental Studies - University of Oregon