Samantha Bulkilvish is in her second year of pursuing a Masters in Urban Planning. Samantha has an undergraduate degree in Environmental Studies from Washington College. She worked for six years as a GIS analyst at Washington College’s GIS Program under grants obtained from the Maryland Higher Education Commission, Governor’s Office of Crime Control and Prevention, and the Maryland Highway Safety Office.
As a research assistant at the Food Systems Planning and Healthy Communities Lab, Samantha plans to use her knowledge about GIS to assist Dr. So Ra Baek. They are working to identify areas of Western New York that have high rates of children-involved vehicle accidents and to see what role the built environment plays.