Dr. Samantha Montano became interested in disasters following a trip to New Orleans immediately following Hurricane Katrina. She spent four years in New Orleans working with various nonprofits on recovery efforts related to both Katrina and the BP Oil Disaster in 2010.
Her education background includes a B.S. in Psychology from Loyola University New Orleans and a M.S. and Ph.D. in Emergency Management from North Dakota State University.
She identifies first and foremost as a Disasterologist, a term she didn't invent, but seems to be the only one currently using. In addition to being a researcher she is also an activist, finding the two inextricably intertwined.
Her research interests include almost anything related to Emergency Management but since there are only 24 hours in a day she has narrowed it down to:
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