Christopher Lee

Summary

I am a masters student in the Department of Geography at New Mexico State University, with a minor in Government: Security and Intelligence Studies.  I am especially interested in US policy, economic and military interests in the Caucasus and Sub-Saharan Africa.

Keywords: geography, political science, ArcGIS, history, anthropology, research, data entry, customer service, word processing, administrative assistant, 2 years Japanese, 1 year Arabic

Skills

Skills

ArcGIS

I have used ArcGIS as a platform for digitization, modeling, and spatial statistics.  Once my thesis is defended, it and the maps from it, will be available on the sidebar.

Work History

Work History
Jan 2009 - Present

Graduate Student

New Mexico State University

Education

Education
Jan 2009 - Present

In Progress

New Mexico State University
  • Near the end of my undergraduate, I began taking Government (PolySci) classes, which built on my history and anthropology knowledge, with more reading of primary source documents. I continued with a Graduate minor in Government – Security and Intelligence Studies. Research fields: Deradicalization of terrorists, cyber-nationalism, American foreign policy in Sub-Saharan Africa and the Caucasus.

  • My Master's level work in Geography allows me to consider space as a field of inquiry. I learned how to utilize statistics, especially spatial statistics, which are a specialized field relevant to geography. Research fields: the effects of soil and meteorology in tactical and strategic military theaters, cartography, GIS database requisite layers and data sources. This includes use of the ArcGIS suite, which gave me cartographic skills in generating maps, and taught the value of proper selection of data sources necessary to explore geographic concepts.

Aug 2001 - May 2008

Bachelor of Arts

New Mexico State University
  • I began my studies in Anthropology, where I learned of the twin roles of biology and culture and their impact on people, groups, and society. I also gained a language and linguistics research background, familiarizing me with the science of phonemes and language. This assisted greatly when learning an advanced language such as Arabic. Research fields: Forensic anthropology, pre-historic environmental manipulation in Native America.

  • My interest in peoples led to a second major in History which gave me research skills and familiarity with multiple historical narratives, as well as familiarity with the subjective roles of motivation. I also learned the value of researching primary source documents. Research fields: military history, comparative religion, Bachelor thesis: Water laws of New Mexico as they pertain to Dona Ana county.