Jennifer Tobin

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Jennifer Tobin is the Deputy Administrator at the Natural Hazards Center, University of Colorado Boulder. Her masters thesis research drew on qualitative interviews with local disaster recovery workers and single mothers who were displaced to Colorado after Hurricane Katrina. Tobin is Ph.D. candidate in the Department of Sociology at Colorado State University (CSU). Her dissertation research focuses on educational continuity following the 2013 Colorado Front Range Floods. Tobin has been involved in a wide range of funded research projects focusing on topics such as children and schools, disaster risk reduction, and community resilience following disasters including Hurricane Katrina (2005), BP Oil Spill (2010), Christchurch Earthquake (2011), Joplin Tornado (2011), Slave Lake Wildfires (2011), Hurricane Sandy (2012), Colorado Front Range Floods (2013), and Hurricane Matthew (2016). Currently, Tobin is collaborating on a National Institute of Standards and Technology funded project for the Center for Risk-Based Community Resilience Planning at CSU.