FGDC Steering Committee Member Carrie Stokes Receives AAG Award

Carrie Stokes, an FGDC Steering Committee member representing the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) since 2011 has been selected as one of two recipients of this year’s American Association of Geographers (AAG) Gilbert White Public Service Award. As per the award release "Stokes epitomizes the ‘geographer as leader’ as demonstrated by her unwavering commitment to public service through advancing geography within and beyond government, Through her years of advocacy, leadership and action to promote the use of remote sensing and GIS to inform international development, humanitarian assistance, and climate change mitigation, she has had a profound impact on government policy and its on-the-ground effectiveness around the world, from Bangladesh to Central America. As an unsurpassed ambassador for geography and its ability to transform development programming, she deserves our highest commendation as an “enabler of dreams.”

Read the complete announcement on the AAG website.
 
Congratulations Carrie!