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2022 - 2026 (estimated)

Doctor of Philosophy in Disaster Science & Management
University of Delaware

In the context of an advanced interdisciplinary program, I am studying the human dimensions of disasters. Coursework thus far: Risk Analysis (Engineering), Disaster Anthropology, Data Collection & Analysis, Disaster & Society, Advanced Quantitative Methods, Qualitative Methods.

2018 - 2020

Master of Science in Emergency Management & Disaster Science
University of North Texas

Studied the theoretical and empirical underpinnings of emergency management with a particular focus on the social aspects of mitigation, preparedness, response, and recovery. Completed a thesis on the topic of Faith-Based Congregations' role in disaster response and recovery.

2013 - 2016

Bachelor of Science in Emergency Administration & Planning
University of North Texas

Studied fundamental aspects of emergency management and disaster science. Minors in Public Administration and Technical Writing. Magna Cum Laude.


Work Experience

University of Delaware, Newark, DE

August 2022 - Today

Graduate Teaching Assistant for the Master of Science in Disaster Science & Management program in the Joseph R. Biden School of Public Policy

University of North Texas, Denton, TX

March 2019 - August 2022

October 2021 - August 2022

Emergency Preparedness and Business Continuity Manager in Risk Management Services, Emergency Management & Safety Services


August 2021 - May 2022

Adjunct Faculty in the College of Health & Public Service, Department of Emergency Management & Disaster Science


March 2019 - October 2021

Emergency Management Coordinator in Risk Management Services, Emergency Management & Safety Services

Serve Denton, Denton, TX

July 2018 - March 2019

Development Coordinator

ENERGY Worldnet, Decatur, TX

April 2017 - September 2018

Technical Writer in the Education Department

A more complete listing of professional experiences can be found on my LinkedIn profile.

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Volunteer Experience

Programming Committee Co-Chair

November 2021 - March 2022

Reviewed all program (poster, presentation, panel, roundtable) submissions and created conference schedule. Communicated directly with presenters. Helped coordinate student volunteers. Assisted with room arrangement and event set-up.

City of Denton, 2016 Full-Scale Disaster Exercise


May 2016

Volunteered in the City of Denton Full-Scale Disaster Drill. I played a disaster victim and assisted response officials and medical personnel in exercising their response and triage framework.

Churches of Christ Disaster Relief Team

Volunteer/Team Leader

May 2015

June 2013

August 2012

2015: Worked in disaster clean-up and restoration with the Churches of Christ Disaster Relief Team (DRT) in San Marcos, Martindale, and Wimberley, Texas following massive flooding. Contributed approximately 40 volunteer hours.

2013: Worked as team leader and as a team member in Moore, Newalla, Little Axe, and Oklahoma City, Oklahoma with the Churches of Christ DRT. Contributed approximately 72 volunteer hours.

2012: Worked with the JOY Drama Troupe in putting together and performing a benefit/fundraiser production for a theatre destroyed in the Joplin tornado of 2011. Worked on the production and performances approximately 52 volunteer hours. Spent three days volunteering in Joplin, Missouri with the JOY Drama Troupe prior to performing the benefit production, "The Importance of Being Earnest." Spent approximately 40 volunteer hours working in relief distribution with the Churches of Christ DRT.

AmeriCorps, Rebuild Joplin/Decatur Bible Church

Volunteer/Team Leader
March 2013

Worked as team leader and trip organizer on the Decatur Bible Church Team which worked for one week in Joplin, Missouri rebuilding houses with the AmeriCorps organization Rebuild Joplin.

Samaritan's Purse

Volunteer/Team Leader
May 2013

May 2011

2013:Worked with the organization Samaritan's Purse in Granbury, Texas doing clean-up work following a tornado for one day. Worked on the site approximately 7 volunteer hours.

2011: Worked with the organization, Samaritan's Purse, in Joplin, Missouri following the EF-5 tornado that devastated the town. Worked with the group approximately 64 volunteer hours.

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