Our Staff

Julie holds a Ph.D. in Geography from Clark University and is an award-winning educator and author. She has taught at a variety of institutions in geography and environmental studies programs. Her research has focused on the politics of nature-society interactions – especially human-animal relations. She has published journal articles, book chapters, encyclopedia entries and a book, Placing Animals: An Introduction to the Geography of Human-Animal Relations. In January of 2017, Humans and Animals: A Geography of Coexistence , was published - CS co-founders Julie and Connie are the co-editors!  Julie has traveled extensively and has always had a love of observation and the visual. She currently lives in Kansas City with her husband, four cats, and a plethora of urban wildlife.


In addition to being the Executive Director, she is also a producer of special projects (see Zoopolis film) and a consultant for mitigation attorneys as a social science expert in geographic storytelling.  For more on her work as a legal consultant please click here to read her career profile from the Association of American Geographers.


She would be interested in any ideas you might have to collaborate on a creative geography piece or to facilitate an academic project being reformatted for a public audience.

Connie holds a Ph.D. in Geography from Clark University and is currently an adjunct professor at DePaul University in Chicago. She is interested in our human connections with each other and the non-human world, and how the study of geography can help us to better recognize and understand those connections.  Prior to coming to DePaul, Connie taught at the University of Oregon in Eugene and was a 2012-2013 Fellow with the Science, Technology & Society Program at Harvard University.  Her research has been supported by the US National Science Foundation and she has published numerous journal articles and book chapters. Her most recent publication (with Coordinates Society co-founder Julie!) is the edited volume, Humans and Animals:  A Geography of Co-existence from ABC-CLIO press.

Research Associates

Jason Carron

Amy Kuhnlein

Brianna Symmonds

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