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Ellen Delgado Florian

Graduate Student

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Qualified professional with experience in engineering and product execution in projects that uses Geospatial Technologies to address environmental concerns. She works at the Center for Geospatial Research (CGR) as a graduate research assistant on the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (SHEP) Savannah Harbor Expansion Project, (PI, Sergio Bernardes and Co-PI, Marguerite Madden).

As part of her work, Delgado has provided a geospatial and project management perspective through her collaboration with governmental Institutions like the Peruvian Space Agency. She has also worked with multidisciplinary teams in the Product Management Division of, ESRI pioneers in ArcGIS, powerful mapping and analytics software, building and improving ArcGIS StoryMaps and StoryMaps. Delgado has also served as a GIS consultant to non-governmental organizations such as Nature and Culture International and the Peruvian Society of Environmental Law supporting conservation initiatives in marine and inland ecosystems in Peru.

Since 2017, Delgado and her collaborators have been studying the application of remote sensing technologies for the study of land use in protected areas in Peru and resently human-elephant coexistence in Zimbabwe,  Africa. She also collaborates with the  NASA DEVELOP Athens node project, working with communities and organizations to address environmental and policy concerns through the practical application of NASA Earth science information.

In addition to her academic and consulting activities, Delgado has participated in volunteer conservation and ecotourism initiatives with local communities in the Amazon of Peru. She holds a degree in Environmental Engineering and is a Fellow of Education USA Peru, a program of the U.S. Embassy. Delgado is currently pursuing her Master of Science in Geography at the University of Georgia.



M.S. in Geography (Current), University of Georgia.

B.S. in Environmental Engineering (2018), Toribio Rodriguez de Mendoza National University, Peru.  


Graduate Research Assistantship (2021-2024), Center for Geospatial Research, University of Georgia. 

Education USA scholarship, Opportunity Funds Program, US Embassy (2020). 

Scholarship for academic internship USA (2020), Agricultural Innovation Program of Peru and Wold Bank.

Selected Publications:

Sarmiento, F. O., Bush, M.B., Church, W., Van Valkenburgh, P., Oliva, M., Delgado, E., Rojas, N. and Fernandez, S.2020. Historicity of cloud forest microrefugia and conservation woes of Chachapoyas in the Peruvian jungle's brow. Pages.   Available at:

Delgado, E. (2018). Changes in land use and vegetation cover in the Hierba Buena-Allpayacku Private Conservation Area and its surrounding area, Amazonas, 2017. Faculty of environmental engineering. Toribio Rodríguez de Mendoza National University.

Curatola, G., Makowsky, S., Scheske, C. & Delgado, E. (2019). Mapping and identification of high Andean peat bogs in the Cocahuaico Basin, Bongará, Amazonas, Peru. Internal report. Peruvian Society of Environmental Law-We, Conservamos por Naturaleza initiative.U.S. funded project Fish and Wildlife Service -USA.

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Major Professor

Marguerite Madden

Professor/Director of the Center for Geospatial Research

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