Rocio is a sophomore from Washington, DC majoring in Biology with a concentration in Biochemistry and minoring in Hispanic studies on the Premed program. This is her first year working in the GIS Lab as a member of the GOCCP Crime team. She is currently working on a project on Sex Offender Routes in Montgomery County that will benefit the police for missing persons.
Did you know that there are more than 80 fire hydrants in the Chestertown area? Rocio Valdes, a sophomore studying Biology with a concentration in Bio-Chemistry, is working with the Chestertown Fire Department to map all of the fire hydrants around town. Rocio began this project by driving around Chestertown with fellow GIS intern, Megan Conway in order to locate all of the fire hydrants which she would then plot on a map. Eventually, Rocio will work on mapping all of the fire hydrants in Kent County, but this semester she is focusing on Chestertown. Chestertown Fire Department asked Rocio to color code the fire hydrants on the map based on the water pressure of the hydrant, and there are also plans for her to accompany a firefighter to each fire hydrant so that they can determine if all of the hydrants are functional. This information will be added to the map as well.