The Urban and Regional Information Systems Association (URISA) has announced its members of the 2021-2023 cohort of the Vanguard Cabinet, including Sid Pandey, CSM.
Pandey is an associate with Dewberry in its geospatial and technology services (GTS) group. He is located in the firm’s Fairfax, Virginia, office. With more than six years of experience in the geographic information systems (GIS) industry, Pandey will work collaboratively with fellow cabinet members, URISA’s board of directors, and its various committees to create and promote events and activities that support young geospatial professionals. This includes creating opportunities for increased collaboration, networking, and professional development. The Vanguard Cabinet manages a mentoring program for students, takes leadership roles in URISA committees, and supports the organizations’ conference planning efforts.
“I’m excited and honored to be accepted as a member of the 2021-2023 cohort of the Vanguard Cabinet,” says Pandey. “This is a fantastic opportunity to learn from and work with other highly motivated and accomplished geospatial professionals and support the GIS community at large. I’m looking forward to bringing my passion for all things GIS and my background working with other emerging professionals’ groups to support the great work the Vanguard Cabinet is already doing, and to find new and innovative ways to engage young professionals.”
Pandey earned his master’s degree in geographic information systems from the University of Maryland (2019) and his bachelor’s degree in geography from the Pennsylvania State University (2014). He is a member of the Maryland State Geographic Information Committee, URISA, and the Esri Mid Atlantic User Group. In 2018, Pandey was named a 40 Under 40 Geospatial Leader by xyHt Magazine.