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Luis Machado

GIS Development Manager

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Luis is responsible for managing all non-crime projects the Washington College GIS Program engages in. He does so by working with a diverse and ever-changing team of students, the best of whom graduate every year. His mission is to support the GIS Program by creating an environment where students can acquire technical skills and experience a professional work environment.

He is responsible for supporting the GIS Program’s student interns in their professional development, training and skill acquisition by providing the experiential learning opportunities of working on paid, real-world projects for a variety of clients and partners.

Past projects have resulted in work for the Chesapeake Conservancy, the Sultana Foundation, the Upper Shore Regional Council, the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency, the United States Geospatial Intelligence Foundation, Mount Vernon’s Historical Society, and more. 

As an international student at Washington College, Luis completed his Bachelor of Arts degree in 2013. He pursued an interest in business to the University of North Texas, graduating with an M.S. in Applied Anthropology with a business, design and technology concentration in 2016. He started working for the GIS Program in 2011 as a student, and is amused to be back at Washington College years later, working with students as a staff member.