Hunter Student Spotlight


Pearl Leff is a geography major and a Macaulay Honors student at Hunter College in her junior year. She is interested in using computer science to solve problems in geography. Pearl spent a semester developing geospatial software in Israel and a summer doing research in hyperspectral imaging at the University of Northern Iowa. She received The American Association of Geographers (AAG) Marble-Boyle Undergraduate Achievement Awards in Geographic Science This award aims to recognize excellence in academic performance by undergraduate students from the U.S. and Canada who are putting forth a strong effort to bridge geographic science and computer science. Each Marble-Boyle award consists of a cash prize of $1,000, a $200 credit for books published by Esri Press, and a certificate of recognition. Pearl was also awarded the 2018 United States Geospatial Intelligence Foundation (USGIF) undergraduate scholarship Pearl plans to spend the summer as a software engineering intern at LinkedIn.