IDCE Students Profiles

Ermyas Birru (GISDE '2013)

Ermyas Birru (USA) received his B.A. from Michigan State University in urban and regional planning with minor in GIS and environmental studies specialization. He interned with corporate utility company in Michigan, worked/interned with department of energy funded Bio-Energy/Biofuel research project at MSU and is currently working for State of Michigan department of management, budget and technology. He is interested in urban agriculture and urban gardening in industrial cities and the use of GIS in sustainable urban development. He was born in Ethiopia and moved to Michigan when he was 14 yrs old. He studied abroad in The Dominican Republic. In his free time, he likes to play soccer/football, hang out with friends or meet new people.