EMScholar is written by me, Johanna Hanson (nee Nielsen), a master’s student in Emergency Management. I started this blog because I found that my friends and family didn’t really understand what I was doing AND had no frame of reference for what Emergency Management was in general.
“So what are you studying?”
“Oh, like… Emergency room?”
“No, it’s like what FEMA does.”
“Oh…” *awkward silence*
It’s a very new field–only around since about the 1950s–but it’s a very important field because it has a lot to say about economy, ecology, sociolgy, and psychology. My work ranges from shelter management to chronic 3rd world infrastructure problems to PR and disaster education. On the blog, I will be talking about current events, research, personal opinions, disaster preparedness, and tons of other stuff.
Here’s a few topics to get you started.
- “What do Emergency Managers DO anyway?”
- “Why I became an Emergency Manager”
- “The Zombie Apocalypse: Why Emergency Managers are Awesome”
- “Pinterest Mom’s and Preppers”
Please also find me on Twitter @EMscholar and on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/emscholar