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SU DoGG Alumnus Spotlight

Christina Finch - B.S. in Geography 2002

Christina Finch

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Christina Finch

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Christina Finch (SU DoGG 2002) has been working in emergency management for more than 10 years, with expertise in mitigation, disaster operations, geospatial technology, risk assessment, data analytics, socioeconomic vulnerability, and community resilience.  During her time as an “undecided” SU undergraduate enrolled in general education requirements, she discovered that the field of geography, and specifically GIS, combined her interest in math, computer science, art, and social science.  The Environmental Hazards course with Dr. Scott steered those interests towards emergency management, a direction that has shaped her career.  Christina currently works for the Federal Emergency Management Agency in the Federal Insurance and Mitigation Administration (FIMA) in Arlington, VA.  In addition to FIMA Headquarters, Christina has worked in several FEMA Joint Field Offices post-disaster, including deployments during the 2004 Hurricane Season and Hurricane Katrina.  Prior to FIMA, Christina served as the Senior Risk and Vulnerability Assessment Analyst at the Pacific Disaster Center in Maui, HI.  Finally, she has served in multiple roles at the Hazards and Vulnerability Research Institute at the University of South Carolina (MS 2006).  The SU DOGG provided the foundation from which all of these career opportunities were built.

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