As the GIS Analyst for BNIA-JFI, Cheryl Knott’s primary responsibilities revolve around processing, aggregating, analyzing, and maintaining BNIA-JFI’s numerous spatial datasets. She also works to produce customized thematic map and data products for clients and provides training on Geographic Information Systems (GIS) mapping and community-based indicators.
Cheryl received a Bachelor’s degree from the University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC) in Geography and Environmental Systems and a certification in Cartography in 2007. She received her Master’s degree in Applied Sociology from UMBC in 2013, where her work focused on quantitative research methods and social inequality.
Her research interests include the relationships between crime and the built environment in Baltimore City as well as developing new indicators for measuring crime risk at the neighborhood level.
Reports and Publications
- Vital Signs 13 (April 2015)
- Vital Signs 11– Measuring Progress Towards a Better Quality of Life in Every Neighborhood – April 2013
- The Lines Between Us – WYPR’s Maryland Morning Show, maps and data visualizations – Fall 2012 – Summer 2013
- First Glimpses of Baltimore: Open City Online – Baltimore City Paper January 13, 2011
- An Analysis of the Exterior Repair Program Conducted by The Associated Black Charities of Maryland by Cheryl Knott – October 2010