Desiree Kocis, GIS Coordinator, MA Emergency Management Agency

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Desiree Kocis is the GIS Coordinator at Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency (MEMA) and an alumna of the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. She has developed a vast array of tools for public and agency use in planning for and responding to state events. Her development of a dynamic, real-time monitoring dashboard for the Boston Marathon was recently highlighted on CNBC and other media outlets, and has been internationally noted as a “best practice.” Outside of MEMA, Desiree is a Private Pilot and Chapter Secretary of the Ninety-Nines, an international organization of women pilots. She currently lives in Oxford, Massachusetts with her husband, Jim, and two children, Jamis and Anna.<o:p></o:p>

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