Natural Hazards Center
Jolie Breeden joined the staff in May 2008 as Program Associate. In that position, she writes and edits DR—Disaster Research News You Can Use, manages digital communications, and assists in the coordination of special projects and publications. Breeden was seminal in reorganization and administration of the Quick Response Grant Program and continues to support the review and report publication process.
Jolie graduated summa cum laude from the University of Colorado Boulder with a bachelor’s degree in journalism. Before joining the Natural Hazards Center, she was as a reporter for various Front Range newspapers, including the Broomfield Enterprise, the Longmont Daily Times-Call, the Boulder Daily Camera and the Rocky Mountain News. She has also administered news websites for Clear Channel Denver. Breeden is interested in how people use the Internet and Web communication to create authentic social groups outside real-time interactions and how these groups function in opposition to hegemonic institutions.