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Daiko Abe

Daiko.Abe@ndsu.edu

WHERE YOU LIVED PRIOR TO COMING TO NDSU? Idaho

DEGREE SOUGT: Master of Sciences in Emergency Management, and Doctorate of Emergency Management

RESEARCH INTERESTS: Hazard Mitigation; Building Capacity (specifically in rural areas that lack resources); Comprehensive Emergency Management Planning; Citizen preparedness and public information.

WHAT DO YOU WANT TO DO WHEN YOU FINISH?
I would like to work in the field and possibly teach on the side.

PAST DEGREES AND CERTIFICATIONS:  Brigham Young University - Idaho, Bachelor of Arts in Communications, Emphasis in Public Relations; Minor in International Affairs (2005). 

Florija Ajdari

Florija.Ajdari@ndsu.edu

WHERE YOU LIVED PRIOR TO COMING TO NDSU?  Grand Forks, North Dakota

DEGREE SOUGHT:  Master's Degree in Emergency Management. 

RESEARCH INTERESTS: Spatial Analysis; Geographic Information Systems 

WHAT DO YOU PLAN TO DO WITH YOU DEGREE? 
Upon graduating from the Emergency Management Program, I hope to find a job in Occupational Safety, Emergency Management, or a combination of these two fields.

PAST DEGREES AND CERTIFICATIONS:
University of North Dakota,  Bachelor of Sciences in Occupational Safety and Environmental Health (2008).

Sarah Bundy

Sarah.Bundy@ndsu.edu

WHERE YOU LIVED PRIOR TO COMING TO NDSU? Prior to moving to Fargo, I was living in Middleburg, VA and working for a defense contractor in Falls Church, VA.

DEGREE SOUGHT: Doctorate of Emergency Management

RESEARCH INTERESTS: I feel a bit like a puppy at the moment�every day I read or hear about something new and exciting that I want to start chasing.  So I have some work to do in regards to focusing my research interests. The international realm is enticing on many fronts, but I am also lured by transportation/logistics issues in emergency management and by interagency coordination in emergency management.

WHAT DO YOU WANT TO DO WITH YOUR DEGREE? 
I am still grappling with what I want to be when I grow up. I am holding on to the pipe dream of being the female version of Jimmy Buffet and making a lot of money to drink margaritas and play barefoot on the beach. Of course, given the fact that my guitar-playing skills are subpar and I can�t carry a tune, I should probably focus my energies on my studies. I think the teaching or research realm will probably be the direction I head when I am finished with school, but I�ll see what opportunities arise when I get there.

PAST DEGREES AND CERTIFICATIONS: U.S. Coast Guard Academy, bachelors of Science in Government (2002) . Norwich University, Masters of Arts in Diplomacy (2008)

Stanley Carignan

WHERE YOU LIVED PRIOR TO COMING OT NDSU? Military Deployment in Iraq and Afghanistan.

DEGREE SOUGHT: Master of Sciences in Emergency Management.

RESEARCH INTERESTS:  Interagency Cooperation and Coordination; Contingency Operations; International Disasters that Merit a U.S. Response.

WHAT YOU PLAN TO DO WITH YOUR DEGREE?
I am preparing for life after the military and intend to work on international disasters in some capacity. OFDA would be a dream job, but I am also interested in possibly working for a big International Organization such as the U.N. or a large NGO.

Alex Cole-Corde

aleczandre.cole-corde@ndsu.edu

WHERE YOU LIVED PRIOR TO COMING TO NDSU?   Ft. Myers, Florida

DEGREE SOUGHT: Master of Science in Emergency Management.

RESEARCH INTERESTS:Resource management in disasters (i.e., Donations and Volunteer Management); environmental emergency management; enhancing natural barriers as structural and non-structural mitigation (e.g., mangroves, barrier islands, wetlands, coastal areas as natural storm surge / flood protection); consideration of wildlife / endangered species in mitigation and long-term recovery planning; relationship between emergency and environmental planning; environmental, historic and infrastructure assessment and protection; and,  planning, training and exercising disaster capacities and capabilities.

WHAT DO YOU WANT TO DO WHEN YOU FINISH?

I would like to work for the Federal Emergency Management Agency, Environmental Protection Agency or Fish and Wildlife Service in order  to aid integration of sound ecological principles into emergency decision making processes; to help communities consider the short-term and long-term environmental impacts for proposed actions; to encourage enhancing the natural environment (e.g., flood plains and wetlands) to minimize effects from hazards (i.e., according to National Environmental Policy Act, EO 11988 and EO 11990); to consider (and protect) threatened and endangered species and critical habitat in emergency decision making processes (i.e., according to Endangered Species Act); and to help coordinate response and recovery efforts to environmental disasters (i.e., environmental emergency management).

PAST DEGREES AND CERTIFICATIONS:Oakland University - Michigan, Bachelor of Arts in Psychology, emphasis on Behavioral Analysis (2003). Florida Gulf Coast University - Florida, Master of Science in Environmental Science, emphasis on Ecological Interactions of People, Environment and Endangered Species (2011).

 

Regine Laurence Chauvet

Reginelaurence.chauvet@nsdu.edu

WHERE YOU LIVED PRIOR TO NDSU? Florida

DEGREE SOUGHT:  Master of Sciences in Emergency Management

RESEARCH INTERESTS:  Emergency Management Theory; Emergency Management Higher Education; Incident Command System; Disaster Preparedness; Community Outreach and Training; Community Emergency Response Teams; Disaster Recovery; Emergency Management Programs.

WHAT YOU PLAN TO DO WITH YOUR DEGREE: 
I would like to get a job with FEMA as an emergency management specialist, be hired by a county emergency management department, or by an international aid
organization.

PAST DEGREES:  University of Central Florida, Bachelor of Arts in Interdisciplinary Studies (2010).

Don Hawley

Don.Hawley@ndsu.edu

WHERE YOU LIVED PRIOR TO NDSU? Iowa City, Iowa

DEGREE SOUGHT: Masters in Emergency Management

RESEARCH INTERESTS: Vulnerable populations; Business Continuity.

WHAT DO YOU PLAN TO DO WITH YOUR DEGREE: 
I would like to help transition vulnerable businesses into disaster and risk resilient businesses as well as become director of FEMA by age 52.

PAST DEGREES AND CERTIFICATIONS: Bachelor of Arts in Spanish.

Marc Khatchadourian

Marc.Khatchadourian@ndsu.edu 

WHERE YOU LIVED PRIOR TO COMING TO NDSU? Milwaukee, Wisconsin

DEGREE SOUGHT: Master of Science in Emergency Management

RESEARCH INTERESTS: Federal Emergency Management; University and K-12 Preparedness; Public Health and Health Care Preparedness; Government Workforce Development and Emergency Management Professionalization

WHAT DO YOU PLAN TO DO WITH THE DEGREE? 
I would like to begin working on my PhD, then work as a practitioner in emergency management while engaging in the emergency management academic discourse.

PAST DEGREES AND CERTIFICATIONS: Marquette University, Bachelor of Arts in Public Relations (2008), Licensed Emergency Medical Technician (Since 2005).

Breanna Koval

Breanna.koval@ndsu.edu

WHERE YOU LIVED PRIOR TO COMING TO NDSU: Fargo, North Dakota.  I was obtaining a dual bachelors in Sociology and Emergency Management from NDSU.

DEGREE SOUGHT: Master of Science in Emergency Management

RESEARCH INTERESTS: factors influencing risk perceptions and effectiveness of Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) programs

WHAT DO YOU PLAN TO DO WITH YOUR DEGREE:
I would like to be involved with an NGO or non-profit promoting preparedness initiatives.

PAST DEGREES AND CERTIFICATIONS:  North Dakota State University, Bachelor of Sciences in Sociology (2009), Bachelor of Sciences in Emergency Management (2009)

Kent Theurer

kent.theurer@ndsu.edu

WHERE YOU LIVED PRIOR TO COMING TO NDSU? Dickinson, ND

DEGREE SOUGHT: Master of Sciences in Emergency Management

RESEARCH INTERESTS: Preparedness and Vulnerability 

WHAT DO YOU PLAN TO DO WHEN YOU FINISH?
Continue in the field work for a while and possibly a further degree down the road
with hope to maybe teach someday.

PAST DEGREES AND CERTIFICATIONS:
North Dakota State University, Bachelor of Sciences in Emergency Management (2004).

Brian Thomas

Brian.Thomas@ndsu.edu

WHERE YOU LIVED PRIOR TO COMING TO NDSU? Charleston, Illinois

DEGREE SOUGHT:  Masters of Science in Emergency Management

RESEARCH INTEREST: International Disasters; Global Stratification and Disasters; Mass Media and Disasters; Complex Humanitarian Crises, Disaster Medicine.

WHAT DO YOU PLAN TO DO WITH THE DEGREE?
I plan to work in for a Non-governmental Organization focused on international relief for both disasters and complex humanitarian crises. 

PAST DEGREES AND CERTIFICATIONS: Eastern Illinois University, Bachelor of Arts in Sociology; minors in Anthropology, Geography, and Theatre Arts (2009), Licensed Emergency Medical Technician (Since 2010) and certified Wilderness Emergency Medical Technician (Since 2010). 

Mariama Yakubu

Mariama.Yakubu@ndsu.edu

WHERE YOU LIVED PRIOR TO NDSU? Ghana from birth to January 2007 and San Francisco, CA from January 2007 to July 2009.

DEGREE SOUGHT: PhD

RESEARCH INTERESTS: Mitigation

WHAT DO YOU WANT TO DO WITH YOUR DEGREE? Teach and advice policy makers on mitigation emergency management issues.

PAST DEGREES AND CERTIFICATIONS: University of Ghana, Bachelor of Arts in Sociology and Information studies; University of San Francisco Master of Arts in International and Development Economics.


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