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MARIA ANTONIA SCOPU, Geographer and Dendrochronologist at CSUF

Major: Geography MA

College/Employer: Not available.

Year of Graduation: G

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Brief Biographical Sketch:

Welcome to the field of geography! My name is Maria Antonia Scopu and I have five years of experience as a geographer, with no intention of stopping anytime soon! I am currently a graduate student and teaching assistant completing an MA in geography, with an emphasis in dendrochronology, at California State University, Fullerton.

I'll let you in on a secret: I dropped out of high school during my junior year. Although it took a few years, I later returned to school and graduated from Pasadena City College with an AA in Natural Sciences and a second AA in Humanities in 2018, where I also received the department award for Superior Achievement in Geography. Later that same year, I transferred to the University of California, Berkeley, where I graduated with a BA in geography, with an emphasis in culture and economics in 2020, where I also received the Geography Undergraduate Outstanding Service Award.

My main interests include examining the role of corporate responsibility with regard to climate change, and how to effectively structure policies on the state and federal levels using climate science.

Past Classes

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S605: Geography: Thinking Outside the Map in Rainstorm Spring 2021 (May. 15 - 16, 2021)
Have you ever had to memorize every U.S. state capital for a geography class, or draw a map of every state? Have you ever wondered if that's all geography really is? If that's the case, then it's time to start thinking outside the map, like geographers really do! This lecture will go over three major areas of geographic study including: human geography, physical geography, and GIS/cartography. Learn more about this truly interdisciplinary field that has something for everyone. Previous lectures included red-lining in major cities, the science of climate change, the political power of maps, & more! *All levels welcome! Course website: https://maryantonia4.wixsite.com/thinkoutsidethemap