Brooke Hatcher

Senior Geospatial Analyst

Brooke is a Senior Geospatial Analyst. Whether it’s using Google busy-ness data to determine where people are buying emergency supplies during a disaster or analyzing real-time utility data, Brooke produces geospatial products for FEMA during all phases of an event: preparation, response and recovery.

She graduated from the University of Mary Washington with a bachelor’s degree in Geography with a GIS focus, and she is currently pursuing a masters in the same field at North Carolina State. She’s spent the majority of her career working in defense mapping, where she focused on image processing and intermittent water and hydrological feature delineation.  Her greatest strengths in GIS are performing imagery analysis, generating land cover products, creating flood extents, and doing 3D-feature extraction.

Brooke was raised on a horse farm in the Shenandoah mountains, but she now lives in Washington, D.C., and spends a lot of evenings at shows. Her favorite music venues in the city are the Anthem, the 9:30 Club, and U St Music Hall.