College of Health Professions
Date of Last Revision
Emergency Management and Homeland Security
Number of Credits
Bachelor of Science
Date of Expected Graduation
My goal is to support the development of a comprehensive, evidence-based, plan to connect four counties in eastern Massachusetts with local Scouting resources to enhance preparedness efforts. The counties of Essex, Middlesex, Norfolk, and Suffolk comprise the geographic footprint of the Sprit of Adventure Scout Council (SoA). SoA’s newly established partnership with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) needs recommendations on where to stage preparedness and response efforts. My role will be to build a repository of evidence of current and anticipated hazards, vulnerabilities, and risks for the region and specific communities. This part of the project will consist of a literature review, review of the grey literature, review of local/ county Emergency Management plans, and potential survey of families. The repository will be a critical portion of the formal short and long-term planning process to involve Scouting in family and community level emergency & disaster preparedness.
This project will allow me to personally grow through the integration of my Emergency Management curriculum experience, my FEMA training, and disaster work with the Red Cross.
Honors Faculty Advisor
Vocatura, Megan, "Integrating FEMA and Scouts for Local Community Hazard Preparedness" (2022). Williams Honors College, Honors Research Projects. 1544.