Grad Student's Map Goes Viral: An Interview with Derek Watkins (Geography)

“I like blending research and design to tell stories about the world, mostly through the medium of maps,” says Derek Watkins, a second-year master’s candidate in geography. “You present something clearly, and people latch onto it because it’s simple, but interesting.”

Lately, more and more people have been “latching on” as Watkins’ newest map has gone viral among geographic blogs—and even some big venues of the mainstream media.

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