Wendy Walsh, MPA

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Wendy Walsh is the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Higher Education Program Manager within the National Training & Education System (NTES). The Higher Education program has been supporting academia for over 20 years, serving as the focal point for emergency management higher education.

2015-2015, she served as the Homeland Defense and Security Coordinator at the Naval Postgraduate School (NPS) in Monterey. In this position, she facilitated opportunities for homeland security research and technology collaboration within NPS. She has served the US Department of Homeland Security (DHS) as the Citizen Corps Program Specialist She worked for the State of California and in this capacity she served on the facility disaster committee responsible for planning preparedness activities and exercises as well as served as the public information officer (PIO) for a large state developmental center for people with different abilities.

She holds a BA in Political Science, MPA from Sonoma State University, certificates in Systems Engineering and Design, Partnering, Management & Innovation. She is currently working on a Doctorate in Education Leadership.