Desiree Kocis, GISP, is currently the GIS Coordinator for the Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency (MEMA). She has Bachelor degrees in Geography and Anthropology, and a Masters in Geography. Her early career was spent working as an Archaeologist/GIS Specialist at a research lab in Tennessee. A proud New Orleans native, she traded up crawfish for lobsters when she relocated north to New England in 2012. When not making maps 40 feet underground in the MEMA bunker, Desiree spends her free time writing, flying airplanes, and chasing around her two beloved children.