"A reader lives a thousand lives before he dies, the man who never reads lives only one."
Jojen Reed -Game of Thrones (George R.R. Martin)
Chrissy Esposito joined the Colorado Health Institute in May 2016, first as a Data Visualization and Storytelling Intern. She is now CHI's Data Visualization and Policy Analyst. Her responsibilities include working closely with the communications team to generate interactive maps and present data in creative formats.
Chrissy received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Geography with a focus in geospatial and environmental analysis from Virginia Tech in 2012. Upon graduating she worked as a GIS technician for the Conservation Management Institute, where she digitized and coded wetlands for the National Wetlands Inventory.
In the spring of 2016, Chrissy earned a master’s degree in public health from the Colorado School of Public Health at Colorado State University. While at CSU she interned at the Geospatial Centroid where she further honed her GIS skills as the Help Desk lead which involved helping graduate students, professors, and unaffiliated clients with geospatial projects.
Her graduate research involved collaborating with the Boulder County Public Health Department and performing a retrospective spatial and temporal analysis of West Nile Virus in Boulder County.
Originally from Virginia, Chrissy feels most at home along the Front Range of the Rocky Mountains. She is happy running up mountains and long trails.