I am currently completing a Master of Science in Geography/Regional Planning at the Indiana University of Pennsylvania and graduate in May 2017. I have a graduate assistantship in the Department and also work as a Planner for Vision Planning and Consulting (VPC), LLC., based in Fulton, Maryland. VPC is a small, minority female-owned firm that specializes in disaster management, community planning, and public outreach. At VPC, I am responsible for assisting in planning related roles including development and review of plans and proposals, and stakeholder engagement. Our objective is to help communities prepare, recover, and mitigate against disasters with tools, guidance's, and strategies that secure and protect communities.