South Africa & University of the Western Cape, 2018
Adrian Paulsen is a human geographer who is curious about the intersections of people and geography. For his honours thesis, Adrian studied how students living with disabilities at University of the Western Cape accessed and navigated physical and social spaces. For this research, he received a distinction. He is currently researching food security within the context of Delft, a community within the Cape Flats, and how food security can be mapped using GIS.
Adrian is passionate about being of service to others and has volunteered his time and expertise to various organizations, currently he is running the outreach program for the Geography department at UWC, and the program aims to reach out to high schools in the surrounding areas to give high school students practical lessons in both physical and human geography and to better prepare them for university. He is also a tutor for the Geography Department and has been the lead tutor for human geography modules for 2 years. Adrian envisions himself in a career that is orientated to being of service to others, where he can be a catalyst for others to achieve greatness.