Ofurhe Igbinedion || ofurhe at ofurhe dot com

University of California Davis (September 2014 – June 2020) – Geography PhD
Mills (August 2012- December 2012) – Interdisciplinary Computer Science
The University of Chicago (September 2005-June 2009) – B. A.
Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations and Geography Majors
• Thesis “The Legal Systems of Afghanistan
The Putney School (September 2001-June 2005)


Transportation Planner II – (January 2021 – Current)
City of Oakland – Department of Transportation, Oakland, CA

Research and Data Analyst – (September 2020 – December 2020)
Advancement Project California, Los Angeles, CA (Worked Remotely)

Graduate Research Assistant and Teaching Assistant for UC Davis Courses – (September 2014 – June 2020)

  •  Organization of Economic Space​ (​Teaching Assistant)​
  •   Environmental Justice​ (​Instructor of Record)​
  •   GIS for Human Geographers​ (​Facilitator​)
  •   Introduction to GIS (Teaching Assistant)

University of California Davis, Davis, CA

Research Associate – (April 2014 – October 2014)
Urban Strategies Council, Oakland, CA

Research Assistant GIS – (November 2013 – September 2014)
Haas Institute, Berkeley, CA

GIS Intern – (September 2013 – January 2014)
Urban Strategies Council, Oakland, CA

Planning Intern – (October 2012-June 2013)
Calthorpe, Berkeley, CA

Teaching Assistant – (September 2012-December 2012)
Mills College, Oakland, CA

Delegate to Kabul, Afghanistan – (March 2012)
Global Exchange, Kabul, Afghanistan

Research and Media Assistant – (March 2011-January 2012)
Sol Editions, California

Volunteer – (December 2010)
Afghans for Tomorrow, California

Research Assistant – (May 2010-October 2010)
Elizabeth Rubin, New York, NY

Circulation Manager (June 2009-October 2010)
Bidoun Magazine, New York, NY

Publicity Assistant (September 2006-June 2009)
The University of Chicago Press (Journals Division), Chicago, IL

Research Assistant (September 2005-March 2006)
The Cultural Policy Center (Harris School University of Chicago), Chicago IL

Editorial Intern (June and July 2005)
The California Monthly, Berkeley, CA


• French and Spanish fluency
• Conversational Persian
• Rudimentary knowledge of Balochi and Pashto


• Presentation at Association of American Geographers 2017
• Presentation at Spaces of Struggle 2017
• Recipient of Graduate Research Mentorship Fellowship 2016
• Member of Society of Women Geographers
• Scholarship to Global Exchange: International Women’s Day Delegation to Kabul 2012
• Short Article published in Central Eurasian Journal Summer 2008
Mellon Mays Undergraduate Fellowship, 2007
• Student Trustee at The Putney School (2004-2005)
• National Achievement Scholarship Finalist


Computer Skills: Apple and PC, Word, Excel, Power Point, Access, QuickBooks, FileMaker, PressFile, ArcGIS, Mathematica, some Python, Java and html5 coding


Social Justice, Environmental Sustainability, Cartography, Classical Music, Usury