Jackie Ratner is senior project manager at the National Center for Disaster Preparedness. As an earth scientist, she connects physical science research to applications for disaster risk reduction. Her doctoral work innovates terrain maps from crowd sourced photos and digital photogrammetry called "structure-from-motion." Ratner was a volcanic resilience team member in Ecuador (STREVA Project) before coordinating super storm Sandy long-term recovery with Long Island Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster. She’s received science advocacy and outreach awards, including the American Geological Union Voices for Science fellowship. Her has bachelor's with honors in geology is from University North Carolina Chapel Hill and she entered the earth science doctoral program at the University of Oxford.