Kristina is starting her first semester in the MSEM program at Millersville. She recently graduated with her Bachelor of Science in Meteorology in May 2012, also at Millersville University. Prior to beginning the MSEM program, she had participated in several research internships across the country at: The Center for Multiscale Modeling of Atmospheric Processes at Colorado State University and at the University of California, Irvine in the Dept. of Earth System Science.
As an undergraduate, Kristina coordinated the Annual Public Weather Awareness Day (sponsored by the Millersville Chapter of the American Meteorological Society) where Millersville students taught the community about severe weather and preparedness. It was through this event that Kristina gained her interest in Emergency Management.
Kristina is currently one of the graduate assistants for the Center for Disaster Research and Education (CDRE) here at Millersville. Having no experience in the emergency management field, she is very excited for all of the opportunities being offered to her at the CDRE. As graduate assistant, she is assisting with the Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) training and the Community Business Continuity Conference. In just her first semester, Kristina has already had the opportunity to attend the Annual IAEM conference, assist the Lancaster County Emergency Management agency with a county-wide exercise, attend training courses at the FEMA Emergency Management Institute (EMI) in Emmitsburg, MD, and attend training offered through the PA South Central Task Force. After a very exciting start to her first semester, Kristina is looking forward to gaining more experience in this field. While earning her masters degree, Kristina currently serves as President of the Millersville Chapter of the International Association of Emergency Managers (IAEM).