Welcome to Part 1 of our National Geography Awareness Week Story Series in partnership with the National Geographic Society! We're celebrating this special week by highlighting five innovative young professionals and students who are blazing their own paths in geography. We'll post a new interview every day this week, so check back often. On Friday, we'll bring all of our new friends together in a virtual panel discussion.
Reed Tomlinson, Chattanooga, Tennessee
Meet Reed Tomlinson, a 26 year-old geo rock star. Reed started his own GIS-centric nonprofit and co-founded a start up company that combines augmented reality and GIS to solve real-world problems.
Who Inspires You?
"Success isn’t earned on your own. I couldn't have done it without my wonderful colleagues, who always push and challenge me. Also, my parents are entrepreneurs who lead a very full, balanced life. They've always been an inspiration to me."
Munch on More Stories in this Series:
Written by Rachel Kornak, GISP, Creative Director & Editor of GeoPivot Magazine. This story series is brought to you by National Geographic Education in celebration of 2013 National Geography Awareness Week and the 125th birthday of the National Geographic Society. Check out their blog for more exciting geography stories. Special thanks to Justine Kendall, the Geography Awareness Week Program Coordinator for making this story series possible.