Zach Szczepaniak

UNC Charlotte Urban Institute
Social Research Specialist


Zach is a social research specialist at the UNC Charlotte Urban Institute. His primary focus is the Indicators Data Partners and Regional Database. In this capacity, he is involved with visualizing data for multiple client-based research initiatives and needs assessments for various organizations in the Charlotte community. Zach’s responsibilities include data collection and review, data analysis, designing maps and charts using software such as ArcMap, Tableau, and Google Maps, and graduate student supervision.


Zach earned a bachelor’s degree in geoscience with a concentration in geographic information science (GIS) from Murray State University in 2011, and his master’s degree in geography with a dual concentration in urban-regional analysis and GIS from UNC Charlotte in 2013.