Zoe joined the MRCC in March 2010 as a shared GIS Specialist. Her main focus was the creation and automation of daily temperature and precipitation maps for the Midwest Climate Watch. She has also developed web mapping applications for the MRCC using Flex. In addition, Zoe works with the Illinois State Climatologist to make maps depicting extreme weather events.
Zoe first began working at the Illinois State Water Survey in May 2005 as a GIS intern for FEMA’s Floodplain Map Modernization project. She continues to work with floodplain mapping, as the other portion of her work time is spent with FEMA's Risk Mapping, Assessment, and Planning program (Risk MAP). For this project, she works on a team developing Digital Flood Insurance Rate Maps (DFIRMs) and other flood risk products.
GIS in atmospheric sciences, severe weather, weather photography, floodplain mapping, cats.
B.A., Geography, University of Illinois
GIS Professional (GISP)
Certified Floodplain Manager (CFM), Illinois