Michael Vargas

Michael VargasMichael Vargas is a graduate candidate in Geographic Information Systems (GIS) at Arizona State University. His research interests include the application of GIS to help explain the role of geography and natural resources in ethnic and political conflict. Specifically, he seeks to develop spatial models which help bring understanding to data collected from field-based social science research.

Michael is a former U.S. DOE Mickey Leland Energy Fellow and was a recipient of the Horatio Alger Association of Distinguished Americans Military Scholars award.