Ginny Katz, MPH

Geography P.h.D Student | Oregon State University

Corvallis, Oregon


Bridging the health and resilience information gap through geovisualization and multimedia engagement.

Major Interests Supporting Background / Skill sets Since
Human and Ecological Resilience MPH Global Health, GIS, BS Public Health, Introduction to Primary Health Care certificate 2009
Educational Media Creation Videography, Illustration, Graphic Design, Mapbox 2016
Front-end Web Development

Google Udacity Front End Web Developer Challenger Scholarship

Joined the Oregon State Geoviz Lab
Augmented and Virtual Reality Creation Autodesk Maya 2018, UNITY 2017, 360degree video 2018


Time Valid Title
Sept 2018 - Sept 2020 FAA part 107 Commercial Drone Pilot
2017- 2020 CITI Human Research Social/ Behavior Investigators and Key Personnel

Current Academic Investment

🏫Oregon State University (Corvallis, OR)

Doctoral Student | Human Geography

🎓Projected Graduation: 2022

Research & Design: Pre-Crisis Communication Technology

Human Resilience Strategies

Empathetic Technology Design

AI applications for climate change adaptation

Advisor: Dr.Bo Zhao

The Cartography and Geovisualization Lab Graduate Research Assistant

Virginia filming

🤝Current Funding Partners:

Clean Water Services, Hillsboro OR
Spring 2018 - Present

Data visualization for community engagement projects

National Geographic
Fall 2018- Present

Global Refugee Atlas Project

🎉Hosted Events

Mapbox Monday February 4, 2019

Invited and hosted Mapbox Support Engineer, Rafa Gutierrez for four free educational events for Oregon State University

Guest Lecture: Geo 471 Web Mapping and Geo 571 Advanced Web Mapping

Beaver Lunch and Learn with Mapbox

Beaver Open Lap with Mapbox

Previous Academic Investments

Master of Public Health | Global Health

🎓Graduated: June 2018

** Summary of study areas**

Extra Curricular:

🌎 Global Health Club President Sept 2016- Oct 2017


🎥 Videographer and Media Consultant Student Multimedia Services December 2017- Present

📚 Graduate Research Assistant and Field Producer

College of Public Health and Human Sciences Dr. Stephanie Grutzmacher

October 2016 – Nov 2017

Internship April 2017 – August 2017

Emergency Management and Public Health Intern
Lincoln County Emergency Management Newport, Oregon

1) Partner in a multi-agency collaboration creating Emergency Preparedness Plans using GIS technology with Real-time Assessment and Planning Tool for Oregon (RAPTOR). 2) Partner with community volunteers to verify data and knowledge share. Cascadia Preparedness community outreach strategies and educational opportunities. 3) After Action exercise and event reporting. 4) Participate in Disaster Preparedness, Response, and Recovery courses for professionals and community members.

🏫 University of Texas at San Antonio (San Antonio, TX)

BS Public Health | Epidemiology and Disease Control

🎓 Graduation : 2013

🏆Academic Achievements