Elijah Walker currently holds a master’s degree in Geographic Information Systems from Jacksonville State University in which he was proudly a part of the first graduating class in the program. There, Elijah conducted thesis research titled Safe Water for All: A Multi-Model Approach to North Alabama’s Water Resources. The research observed how the effects of water contamination and pollution in the Tennessee River transcends beyond the physical boundaries. Through the analytical applications of GIS, the research focused on how human identity, sense of place, and culture degrades along with the landscape due to its interconnection to spaces containing water.
Elijah’s areas of study include human geography, cultural geography, hydrography, and remote sensing.
Through USRA, he is currently a part of the NASA IMPACT team in Huntsville, AL. He is a part of both the Airborne Data Management Group (ADMG) and Analysis and Review of Common Metadata Repository (ARC) projects. Outside of work, Elijah enjoys educating future generations on STEAM, traveling, biking, hiking, kayaking, and cooking.