Tag Archives: FEMA

Profile Response: Kathy Schaefer, San Anselmo, CA

Many people leverage academic achievement, a college or professional degree, into a career. Kathy Schaefer is doing the opposite; using her knowledge and experience as a FEMA engineer to get a PhD. “I want to explore how to apply new … Continue reading

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Profile Response: Ed Curtis, Senior Civil Engineer, FEMA, Oakland, CA

Much of the Southern California coast is a long beach with tall cliffs. The cliffs, topped with pricey real estate, are erodible. According to Ed Curtis, we have two options. “Option one; stabilize the bluff and eventually lose the beach. … Continue reading

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Profile Response: Juliette Hayes, Risk Analysis Branch Chief, Mitigation Division, FEMA Region IX, Oakland, CA

“Disasters are 100% political.” For a federal employee, Juliette Hayes says downright radical things. Yet she gets away with it because: one, she’s right; and two, you know she’s coming from a place that wants to help, not hinder. She’s … Continue reading

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Trip Log – Day 162 – Pleasant Hill, CA

October 14, 2015 – Sun, 80 degrees Miles Today: 37 Miles to Date: 8,473 States to Date: 25 East Bay day! I rode from Pleasant Hill through the leafy suburbs of Lafayette and Orinda, over the pass of Wildcat canyon, … Continue reading

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