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Alumni Spotlight: Joseph Davis ’22

Meet Alumnus, Joseph Davis ’22 

Joseph Davis, hailing from Athens, Alabama, graduated in 2022 with a degree in geospatial and environmental informatics. Currently, he works as a field engineer at the Nashville office of Southeast Connections. In this role, Joseph is responsible for project oversight and support, diligently monitoring and reporting on various aspects such as production, quality, schedule, and financial performance. 

Additionally, Joseph proactively addresses customer needs, ensuring their requirements are met both on-site and within the office environment. His excellent interpersonal skills enable him to interact effectively with clients, fostering positive relationships, and delivering top-notch service. 

What led you to choose geospatial and environmental informatics as your major?   

I was interested in geography and mapping the world, so GSEI seemed like a sure fit!

What did you find valuable/impactful about your college experience in the CFWE or at Auburn?   

I found that my professors who expected the most out of me were great starting points for achieving success in my daily work life. I also appreciate being in FEWL academy with Dr. A and Dr. Maggard which helped create leadership qualities within myself that I now use to be a better and stronger worker and leader.

How did CFWE prepare you for your career?   

CFWE prepared me by establishing a solid foundation of geospatial mapping software, enabling me to swiftly adapt to the tools I now use on a daily basis. Additionally, the program taught me the importance of meeting deadlines diligently while ensuring the completeness and accuracy of my work.

What advice do you have for prospective/current students?  

College is the foundation of education that you will use once you graduate. Stay focused and never stop learning. 

Do you have any advice for students entering the work force right now?    

Choosing CFWE was the best decision I’ve ever made. The small size of my major, similar to other majors in the program, meant that professors, advisors, and resources were readily available to guide and support me during this fast-paced and challenging phase of life. As you embark on this new chapter, don’t hesitate to take a leap of faith and embrace the opportunities that come your way.

Interview is lightly edited for clarity. 

(Written by Allison Killingsworth) 

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