Laura Harwood

Laura HLaura Harwood, MS-HEM ’10, Office of Emergency Management – Stanford University

“I am currently employed at Stanford University in the Office of Emergency Management as a Program Coordinator. My primary role is to execute a campus-wide seismic mitigation project that will reduce the impact of an earthquake on essential campus operations by securing high value equipment. My MS-HEM is invaluable to this position because it provided me not only with the necessary base knowledge of the field of emergency management, but it also allowed me to tailor my papers and research in each course to my particular interests (which were mostly earthquakes). When I found my current position, it immediately stood out as a great way to apply the work I had done in graduate school to the field of emergency management.”