SAC positions for 2023-2024

Oscar Duran
As a Senior Geomatics Analyst, Oscar Duran performs many geomatics processes involving imagery, photogrammetric mapping, and LiDAR data. Having more than ten years in our profession, Oscar has worked for multiple federal, state, and local municipal agencies in Canada and the US before joining Towill, Inc. in 2019. With a Bachelor of Science degree in Geomatics Engineering from Schulich School of Engineering, University of Calgary, and a Master of Science degree in Civil Engineering - Geomatics concentration from California State University, Fresno, Oscar is currently pursuing a PhD in Civil Engineering - Geomatics concentration at Purdue University. During his time as a graduate student, Oscar has been awarded various scholarships, including the ASPRS Francis H. Moffitt Memorial Scholarship, and the ASPRS Robert E. Altenhofen Memorial Scholarship for his research in the field of Photogrammetry. Additionally, he is a Project Management Professional, a Canadian Professional Engineer and a California Licensed Surveyor-in-Training. Culturally, Oscar has visited and lived in many countries and speaks English, Spanish, and Portuguese.
Gilberto Maldonado
Deputy Chair
Lauren McKinney-Wise
Immediate Past Chair
Lauren McKinney-Wise is a Portland State University Geography/GIS graduate student. As a Graduate Assistant Lauren works on the Oregon Connectivity Assessment and Mapping Project (OCAMP) which is focused on understanding and mapping corridors of movement used by various Oregon species. She also works as a GIS tutor at Portland Community College (where she acquired a certificate in GIS). She served as the American Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing (ASPRS) GIS Club Student Chapter President at PSU from 2019 – 2020 and has been a member of the local student chapters for several years. As a student leader, Lauren is highly invested in helping her fellow students grow their GIS skills and connections. In her free time, Lauren likes to skateboard, read science fiction novels, and watch star trek.

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The Student Advisory Council (SAC) was introduced at the 2006 Annual conference in Reno, Nevada.  SAC supports and strengthens the ASPRS student community through events, education, and partnership. SAC works hard to weave students into the fabric of ASPRS and our greater geospatial community in order to help them access crucial resources and opportunities.

Student initiatives can cover a broad range of areas such as:

  • developing a technical session career track for upcoming annual conferences
  • organizing a student networking reception at the annual conference
  • recommending publications for the ASPRS Bookstore
  • reviewing books and software
  • initiating a student blog on the ASPRS website
  • stimulating an exchange among members of student chapters across the country
  • organizing a Student Summer Education Assembly

Oversight of this Council is the responsibility of the most recently elected Board officer from the academic sector. The SAC is open to all ASPRS members – especially students associate members faculty advisors of ASPRS Student Chapters and other interested parties.