Amber Garvey is an analyst at the HDIAC where she contributes to research and training products across the HDIAC’s 8 technical focus areas. She recently completed her undergraduate studies at Auburn University, earning a Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering. Before joining HDIAC, Amber interned with Michelin Tires in Norwood, North Carolina.
Podcasts / Webinars
In part one of this two-part podcast, HDIAC analyst Amber Garvey interviews Dr. Tonya Thornton, the Director for Extramural Projects at George Mason University’s Schar School of Policy and Government. The discussion begins with Dr. Thornton defining terminology used to describe and classify disasters today.
The second installment of this two-part podcast continues the conversation with Dr. Thornton on disaster emergency response and recovery. In this part of the series, Dr. Thornton discusses
the difference between social production of disasters and disaster social constructs, the etiological difference of disasters, and recommendations to ensure optimal response and recovery.