Maps are powerful. They are tools. They help people navigate. They depict patterns of certain phenomena. They shape how we perceive this world. Moreover, they are pieces of arts. National Geographic put together a list of the best maps of 2016.
I am a geographer who studies the relationship between human society and the environment. I apply both quantitative (i.e., statistics and geospatial models) and qualitative (i.e., in-person interviews and policy analysis) methods in my research.