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Dr. Wendy Guan 

Wendy Guan is the Executive Director of the Center for Geographic Analysis (CGA) at Harvard University. She has been managing the CGA’s operation since its establishment in 2006, enabling geospatial technology in research and teaching across Harvard University. She also managed the Harvard site of the Spatiotemporal Innovation Center in the NFS Industry-University Cooperative Research Centers Program (IUCRC) since 2013. Prior to 2006, she managed professional services at a GIS consulting firm in Washington; headed the geospatial information technology department for a multinational forestry corporation; and supervised GIS teams in a Florida government agency. Wendy has extensive experience in designing and implementing enterprise GIS systems. She taught GIS in various universities, including the Harvard Extension School. Wendy has 50+ publications and is PI or co-PI on sponsored research totalling over a million dollars. She has a PhD from the University of Georgia, MA from Trent University, MSc from Beijing University and BSc from SCNU.