Jen Haas

Jen Haas

Meet Jen Haas. Jen, far right, graduated from UM this year with a degree in geography, concentrating on geographic information systems. Originally from North Carolina, Jen came out to Montana with the Conservation Corps and fell in love with the outdoor opportunities that surround us. Jen’s time in the geography department at UM provided her with the knowledge, connections and presentation opportunities that earned her a internship with the City of Missoula where she developed an interactive, digital hike-and-bike map system for Missoula residents. Now, Jen will apply the GIS theories and processes she learned in the classroom while working as a National Park Service trail manager in Glacier National Park.

The U.S. Department of Labor has identified geospatial technologies as a high growth industry, estimating job growth at 29 percent over a 10-year period. Many of UM's GIS students secure professional positions prior to graduation.