Mapping antibiotic resistance 

This poster was my final project for Health GIS, at Macalester College with Prof. Eric Carter. It was presented at the 2018 Midwest Undergraduate Geography Symposium. 

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About the Project 

This project was inspired by my recent reading of I Contain Multitudes by Ed Yong. Microbes are incredibly small (obviously) and so mapping them on a large scale isn't necessarily incredibly practical. However, through this project, I learned a lot about spatial data analysis, visual storytelling, statistics, and research into antibiotic-resistant superbugs. 

About the Process

This was one of my first really large storytelling pieces for a class. I fell in love with mapmaking for its visual storytelling potential, and integrating these maps with writing and graphics was a really exciting experience for me. This was also one of my first times exploring Adobe Illustrator (for the graphics) even though I did the whole layout in Photoshop (which was a terrible idea). 

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