Nicholas Santos

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Position Title
Geospatial Applications Developer

  • Center for Watershed Sciences

Nick Santos is a programmer, GIS specialist, web developer, environmentalist, and non-profit administrator. Nick works at the Center for Watershed Sciences at the University of California, Davis, where he develops GIS-based software and databases to help analyze and understand environmental impacts and indicators. Nick also teaches GIS and is the instructor for Coursera's 5 course specialization in GIS and supports the University of Oregon's McMurdo Oceanographic Observatory in Antarctica. He was the founder and Executive Director of Environmental Consumer, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit that develops actionable information and resources for consumers looking to take the next step to reduce their impact. He has held fellowships for research with the John Muir Institute, science communication with COMPASS, and climate change action with Roosevelt Institute: Pipeline. In the past he has worked with the UC Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education Program (SAREP), as a Policy Fellow at climate campaign 1Sky (now merged with, and as an member of the Regional Climate Change Program at the Sierra Nevada Alliance.