University of Wisconsin–Madison

Melanie Kohls

Outreach Specialist

480 Science Hall
550 North Park Street
University of Wisconsin-Madison
Madison, WI 53706

Melanie Kohls is a Master’s student finishing up an Accelerated Masters in GIS & Cartography at the University of Wisconsin. Melanie has been a UW-Madison student since 2012, earning her Bachelor’s in Zoology and Environmental Studies before continuing on to the GIS professional curriculum.

While an undergrad, she assisted researchers and PhD candidates at the Center for Limnology on projects ranging from surveys of Wisconsin dams to processing samples of fish from Hawaiian streams. Melanie has worked as a GIS analyst & technician for The Nature Conservancy and the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction.

She loves how many applications there are for GIS, and enjoys finding new uses for maps. When she’s not working, Melanie is usually running around Madison with her camera, and occasionally hiking in any state that has mountains. Her cartographic work and CV can be found at