IDCE Students Profiles

Kevin Butler (GISDE '2013)
IDCE Fellow

Kevin Butler (USA) graduated from Mary Washington College with a BA in International Relations. While at MWC, he spent a summer in Nkubu, Kenya, assisting with the construction of an orphanage, as well as a semester abroad in Bilbao, Spain. After graduation, he served as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Peru, directing the health promotion program of a local clinic in a rural farming community. Post Peace Corps he traveled to MedellĂ­n, Colombia where, after failing to make it big as a restaurateur, he started an ESL institute called Puente. Partnered up with a local NGO, Puenteprovided free English classes in a community of internally displaced persons on the outskirts of Medellin. Previous work experience includes field work on political campaigns and an internship with aninternational human rights NGO. His primary research interests trend towards the social applications of GIS, specifically disaster relief and humanitarian assistance.