Katherine Wolf (MESc/MPH ‘18) wins first prize at Connecticut GIS Day 2017.

December 18, 2017

F&ES and YSPH joint-degree student Katherine Wolf (MESc/MPH ’18) won first prize in the Maps category at Connecticut GIS Day 2017 for her submission “After the Storm: Mapping Environmental and Sociodemographic Vulnerability to Hurricane María in Puerto Rico.”  Her map used data compiled from the US Weather Service, the US EPA, the US Census Bureau, the US Geological Survey, the Puerto Rico Electric Power Authority, and news media sources to map preexisting storm vulnerabilities and the path and selected impacts of Hurricane María across Puerto Rico.  The event on November 15th, 2017, was organized by the Connecticut GIS Network and Yale University and sponsored by the Yale University Library, the Yale School of Forestry & Environmental Studies, the Beinecke Rare Book & Manuscript Library, and the New England Chapter of the Urban & Regional Information Systems Association (NEURISA).