Claudia is completing her Certificate in Geospatial Information Science and Technology (GIST) at Monroe Community College in Rochester, NY where she grew up. This Certificate has taught her to convert remote sensing information provided by satellites and imagery into digital data. Through classroom and computer lab experience, she’s learned to use specialized program software to collect, convert, and integrate geographical data to produce data layers, maps, tables, and reports. While unsure of her next academic move, she knows she will integrate her knowledge of GIST into whatever field she pursues next. Some fields of interest include ecology, zoology, marine biology, environmental science, disaster management and sustainability. In Claudia’s spare time, she enjoys traveling, swimming and searching for opportunities to further develop the skills that are needed to understand emerging technology with the goal of being useful to society and improving lives.