College of Built Environments

Institute for Hazards Mitigation Planning and Research

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Planning and Research
Community Involvement
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Past Teaching/Research Assistants and Internships

STUDENT: Chasya Hoagland, graduate student within the Department of Economics.
SPONSORING AGENCY: Everett Washington and Washington EMD.
DESCRIPTION: Research leading to development of Everett Hazards Mitigation Plan Update.

STUDENT: Kirk Hochstatter, graduate student within the Department of Construction Management.
SPONSORING AGENCY: Washington EMD and NOAA.
DESCRIPTION: Research leading to development of Project Safe Haven.

STUDENT: Josh Vitulli graduate student within the Department of Urban Design and Planning
SPONSORING AGENCY: Washington EMD and NOAA.
DESCRIPTION: Research leading to development of Project Safe Haven.

STUDENT: Tricia, DeMarco, graduate student within the Department of Urban Design and Planning
SPONSORING AGENCY: Washington EMD and NOAA.
DESCRIPTION: Research leading to development of Project Safe Haven.

STUDENT: Christopher Scott, graduate student within the Department of Urban Design and Planning
SPONSORING AGENCY: Washington EMD and NOAA.
DESCRIPTION: Research leading to development of Project Safe Haven.

STUDENT: Kathine Killebrew, graduate student within the Department of Urban Design and Planning
SPONSORING AGENCY: Washington EMD and NOAA.
DESCRIPTION: Research leading to development of Project Safe Haven.

STUDENT: Meg Olson, graduate student within the Department of Urban Design and Planning
SPONSORING AGENCIES: Everett Washington and Washington EMD.
DESCRIPTION: Research leading to development of Everett Hazards Mitigation Plan Update. Supported Project Safe Haven.

STUDENT: Derrick Hiebert-Flamm, graduate student within the Department of Urban Design and Planning
SPONSORING AGENCY: Everett Washington
DESCRIPTION: Research leading to development of Everett Hazards Mitigation Plan Update.

STUDENT: Jeana Wiser, graduate student within the Department of Urban Design and Planning
SPONSORING AGENCY: Washington EMD and NOAA
DESCRIPTION: Research Assistant and project lead with Project Safe Haven .

STUDENT: Amanda Engstfeld, graduate student within the Department of Urban Design and Planning
SPONSORING AGENCY: Redmond City, Washington
DESCRIPTION: Internship with City. Developed Emergency Response Plan. Supported Project Safe Haven.

STUDENT: Wendy Buffett graduate student within the Department of Urban Design and Planning
SPONSORING AGENCY: Tulalip Tribe
DESCRIPTION: Contract with Tribe. Preparing Hazards Mitigation Plan Update.

STUDENT: Dana Spindler, Wendy Buffett and Christopher Scott as graduate students within the Department of Urban Design and Planning Program
SPONSORING AGENCY: Redmond City, Washington
DESCRIPTION: Under contract with City. Completed the Final Redmond City Washington Hazards Mitigation Plan Update.

STUDENT: Daniel Kastoryano, graduate student within the Department of Urban Design and Planning
SPONSORING AGENCY: Pierce County Washington
DESCRIPTION: Internship with County. Assessed Hazards Mitigation Projects.

STUDENT: Kelly Clark, graduate student within the Department of Civil Engineering
SPONSORING AGENCY: City of Seattle
DESCRIPTION: Internship with City. Drafted a Damage Assessment Plan for the Fleets and Facilities Department to use in deploying damage assessment teams to perform post-disaster building and building system evaluations. Created the methodology to produce a Critical FFD Facility List.

STUDENT: Marion Gonzales, Undergraduate student within the University of Washington, interested in applying to Department of Urban Design and Planning
SPONSORING AGENCY: French Wetmore and Associates
DESCRIPTION: Supported Community Rating System delivery.

STUDENT: Kristen Meyers graduate student within the Department of Urban Design and Planning
SPONSORING AGENCY: Everett, Snohomish County, Washington
DESCRIPTION: Completed and updated Everett Hazards Mitigation Plan as directed by Disaster Mitigation Act of 2000 (DMA2K) requirements.

STUDENT: Nicolas Arcos graduate student with the Department of Urban Design and Planning
SPONSORING AGENCY: University of Washington and COPECO (the Honduras version of FEMA)
DESCRIPTION: As Teaching Assistant Nick supported an undergraduate course in emergency management and during the summer quarter worked with COPECO (the Honduras version of FEMA) and assisting several municipalities reduce risks from flooding and landslides

STUDENTS: Heidi A Kandathil (project lead) , Rebecca Spinks, Peter Drakos, Aubin Phillips and Glenn Coil are graduate students within the Department of Urban Design and Planning
SPONSORING AGENCY: Snohomish County, Washington
DESCRIPTION: These students make up the project team responsible for writing the Hazard Identification and Vulnerability Analysis (HIVA) for Snohomish County as directed by Disaster Mitigation Act of 2000 (DMA2K) requirements.

STUDENT: Glenn Coil is a graduate student within the Department of Urban Design and Planning
SPONSORING AGENCY: Whitman County, Washington
DESCRIPTION: Mr. Coil is developing a Hazard Identification and Vulnerability Analysis (HIVA) for Whitman County.

STUDENTS: Theo Chargualaf and Joshua Miller graduate students within the Department of Urban Design and Planning
SPONSORING AGENCY: Everett, Washington
DESCRIPTION: These students developed a hazards mitigation plan for the City of Everett Washington. will meet or exceed the Disaster Mitigation Act of 2000 (DMA2K) requirements.

STUDENTS: Rebecca Spinks, MUP graduate currently with the Bellingham Department of Trasnportation and Heidi Kandathil graduate student within the Department of Urban Design and Planning.
SPONSORING AGENCY: Shoreline,Washington
DESCRIPTION: Ms. Spinks developed a hazards mitigation plan for the City of Shoreline, Washington that exceeded the Disaster Mitigation Act of 2000 (DMA2K) requirements.

STUDENTS: Heidi A Kandathil, and Glenn Coil are graduate students within the Department of Urban Design and Planning. Lorelei Juntunen was project coordinator and graduated from the University of Oregon in 2004.
SPONSORING AGENCY: Clark County, Washington
DESCRIPTION: These students make up the project team tasked with developing a hazards mitigation plan for Clark County that will meet or exceed the Disaster Mitigation Act of 2000 (DMA2K) requirements for a multi-jurisdiction plan.

STUDENT: Ingrid Lundin graduate student, Urban Design and Planning
SPONSORING AGENCY: City of Snoqualmie, Washington
DESCRIPTION: Ingrid Lundin was the Teaching Assistant of a "Studio" Course leading the development of the Kimble Creek planning document.

STUDENT: Sarah Hawkins, graduate student, Urban Design and Planning, helped write element of what became a DMA 2000 compliant Hazard Mitigation Plan for the City. Sarah Hawkins is currently employed by the FEMA/DHS.
SPONSORING AGENCY: City of Redmond Washington
DESCRIPTION: Ms. Hawkins was the Teaching Assistant to a course that lead to the development of a Hazards Mitigation planning document for the City of Redmond.

STUDENT:  Andy Bohlander, Graduate, School of Marine Affairs. Mr Bohlander is currently employed by the Washington Emergency Management Division.
SPONSORING AGENCY:  Federal Emergency Management Agency
DESCRIPTION: Andy Bohlander has been contracted by FEMA to produce 3 separate hazards mitigation planning documents: (1) an annotated bibliography of hazard mitigation planning resources, (2) hazard mitigation plan 'cliff notes', and (3) a fictitious multi-hazard mitigation plan for a Washington community (e.g., Hazardville, WA).

STUDENT:  Elenka Jarolimek, Graduate, Urban Design and Planning
SPONSORING AGENCY:  Federal Emergency Management Agency
DESCRIPTION: Elenka Jarolimek is an intern with FEMA under the direction of Sharon Loper.  Jarolimek will be polling risk prone communities and determining whether or not they have current hazards mitigation plan.  She along with Bohlander will be developing corrective strategies. (Summer 2002)

STUDENT:  Patty Julio, Graduate, Urban Design and Planning
SPONSORING AGENCY:  Cascadia Region Earthquake Workgroup (CREW)
DESCRIPTION:  The internship supports the work of CREW and the Seattle Business Disaster Mitigation Program.  Primary responsibilities will be to guide the development of materials for CREW and the Seattle Disaster Mitigation Program (BDM), provide staff support to the Business Disaster and Mitigation Program Steering Committee, conduct research on Seattle’s business sector, develop information packets, locate funding sources and deliver a write-up that will provide a snapshot of Seattle’s Business Assistance Sector.

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