June L. Gin

U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs

June Gin is a Research Health Scientist at Veterans Emergency Management Evaluation Center, with extensive experience in community organizing, capacity-building, neighborhood planning, non-profit organizations, and community resilience. She leads two projects: 1) a national effort to develop a toolkit for disaster preparedness, response, and recovery for homeless service providers; and 2) a study on disaster preparedness in Los Angeles County homeless shelters and transitional housing.

Previously, Gin served as community research and outreach manager at the Bay Area Preparedness Initiative (BayPrep), a joint initiative of the Fritz Institute and San Francisco Community Agencies Responding to Disasters (SF CARD), and community partners. She piloted a program to enhance the disaster preparedness of safety-net providers for vulnerable populations, including homeless, elderly, and special-needs populations, and people in poverty, facilitating their ability to attain preparedness standards. Gin received her PhD in Environmental Sociology from the University of Michigan School of Natural Resources and Environment. Her doctoral fieldwork involved ethnographic interviews and participant observation with community organizations representing vulnerable populations in San Francisco and Oakland, CA. She holds an MA in Public Policy from Claremont Graduate University and a BS in Environmental Policy Analysis and Planning from UC Davis.