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My name is Anela and I am a full-time GIS Analyst who is also passionate about photography and floristry. My GIS work centers sustainability and cartography, while my photography centers beauty and minimalism. I also make and sell floral wreaths every holiday season as a nod to my past working on a flower farm throughout grad school.

The youngest of five siblings, I am the first American citizen by birth in my family. Resilience fostered by my family and queer identity drive the majority of my work.

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December 2022

A StoryMap published by SDGs Today in support of the SDG Data Alliance.

November 2022

Tara Stafford Ocansey, Emilie Schnarr, Anela Layugan, Annie Werner. 2022. "Building Capacity for Geospatial Data-Driven Education Planning." In Rethinking Education for Sustainable Development, edited by Radhika Iyengar and Ozge Karadag Caman. New York: Bloomsbury Publishing.

April 2022

A StoryMap published in collaboration with the Poor People's Campaign, Kairos Center, Repairers of the Breach, SDSN, Howard University.

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April - May 2023

SHIM/Photography at Moco Worldwide | Organized by Lucia Rollow | Hosted by World of Moco, Bridgeport, CT

August - October 2022

SHIM/Photography at Atlantic Gallery NYC | Organized by Lucia Rollow and the Bushwick Community Darkroom | Hosted by Atlantic Gallery and SHIM Art Network

July - August 2022

SHIM/Photography: Exquisite Corpse | Organized by Lucia Rollow | Hosted by SHIM Art Network

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Finalist under the Mobile category.

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