William and Mary

Clay Harris

GIS Fellow

Clay Harris is a GIS Fellow at AidData and a senior Human Geography major at the College of William & Mary. He became involved with AidData while in Kampala, Uganda, where he co-taught a course on GIS use in development studies to faculty and staff at Makerere University. Clay has worked with professors from the Center for Geospatial Analysis on projects relating to agricultural runoff in the Chesapeake Bay watershed, deforestation and agricultural expansion in the Yucatan, and land use change and market accessibility in the Lake Victoria watershed in Uganda. He creates maps for AidData partners, trains students in ArcGIS, and conducts independent research for Map of the Week blog posts. Clay’s research interests are in GIS, remote sensing, international development, and rural livelihoods.