Jennifer L. Whytlaw is an Assistant Professor of Applied GIS in the Department of Political Science and Geography at Old Dominion University. She is a certified GIS Professional and holds a Ph.D. in Geography with more than 15 years experience working in the geospatial industry. Her work experience has involved working in both private-sector and academic environments. Her current research is focused on utilizing geospatial analyses and visualizations to understand how environmental hazard events influence personal understanding of vulnerabilities within communities. Jennifer has worked on a wide variety of projects related to environmental management, health equity, hazard mitigation and resilience, emergency management, construction management, geospatial intelligence, transportation, and marine spatial planning.