global is a student-run organization that supports graduate students in the Community Development (CDGG) and Geography (GGG) Graduate Groups. global serves as the coordinating body for electing CDGG and GGG student representatives for the Graduate Student Assembly and the CDGG and GGG Executive Committees. In addition, global organizes activities that support student success, foster community, and extend intellectual opportunities.

global provides a fun, safe, and supportive space to gather for the pursuit of their common interests. We focus on both social and professional development as well as business related to our graduate programs. 


Provide a forum to learn, teach and spread the love of community development and geography.

  • Build cohesion and community among CDGG and GGG students
  • Advancing professional opportunities through conferences, networking, and research
  • Socializing and networking

Events Calendar

Past events have included...

  • Career and professional development
  • Happy hours
  • Writing retreats
  • Qualifying exam, thesis, and dissertation support groups
  • Town hall meetings
  • Assisting with program review and strategic planning

Executive Team

Meghan Klasic, GGG global Co-President

Odile Carroll, CDGG global Co-President

Angie Chapman, Organizational Officer

Mariah Coley, Exec Position

Amanda Fencl, Exec Position

Jessica Zlotnicki, Exec Position


All Graduate Students of Community Development and Geography Graduate Groups



There are many professional and academic organizations for geographers.

Meeting Dates
Meeting Location
California Geographical Society
April 30 - May 2, 2010
Fullerton, CA
Association of Pacific Coast Geographers
September 15 - 18, 2010
Couer d'Alene, ID
American Geographical Society
National Geographic Society
Association of American Geographers
April 14-18, 2010
Washington, DC
National Council for Geographic Education
September 23-27, 2009
San Juan, Puerto Rico
Open Source Geospatial Foundation
October 20-23, 2009
Sydney, Australia

Travel Plans

Previous Events & Photos

Cool Patch Pumpkin maze and Pumpkin Carving, Dixon
Pumpkin Carving 10/27/07, (Photo Credit: AlexMandel)
December, 07
Mistletoe sale at the Farmer's Market, Davis
Co-presidents on a cold December morning
March, 08
World's Largest Bicycle Parade, Davis
Coneheads have no effect on driving (Photo Credit:AlexMandel) Cone Vision (Photo Credit:AlexMandel) Treichler's BiCyclic Projection(Photo Credit:AlexMandel)
March, 08
GPS Workshop, Davis
April, 08
Association of American Geographers, Boston
April, 08
Picnic Day 2008, Davis
May, 08
California Geographical Society, Chico
Ever helpful geographers educating the community Scenic disc golfing in Bidwell Park I don't remember so much standing around (Photo Credit:AlexMandel) A very GLOBAL yoyo at Yo-Yo Museum, (Photo Credit:AlexMandel)
October, 08
Cool Patch Pumpkin maze, Dixon
Geographers never get lost. Photo by RyanMikulovsky
February, 09
Easel Painting, Davis
March, 09
Association of American Geographers, Vegas
April 09
Picnic Day 2009, Davis
Ready to be Geographers,(Photo Credit:AlexMandel) Showing the world who's boss,(Photo Credit:AlexMandel) This Globe is Gravitational! (Photo Credit:RyanMikulovsky) Members outreach to the community (Photo Credit:RyanMikulovsky)
May, 09
California Geographical Society
Santa Ynez/Solvang Road Trip and Conference, those were some good pancakes.
Oct 09
Welcome Back Social
An afternoon of sharing food in the Geography Lounge
Nov 09
GIS Day,Davis
Tables at the MU Shields Library/Map Collection
Jan 10
South of the Equator(Global South) Potluck
Another afternoon of food in the Geography Lounge
Apr 17
Picnic Day 2010,Davis
Enjoying the morning lull,(Photo Credit:AlisonM)