Natural Hazards Center
Katie Murphy is an administrative associate and accounts specialist at the Natural Hazards Center. She holds a bachelor’s degree from Colorado State University in sociology with a minor in political science. Murphy supports daily operations through managing quick response research awards, planning the Annual Natural Hazards Research and Applications Workshop, and running the Making Mitigation Work Webinar Series along with support from the National Science Foundation and the Federal Emergency Management Agency. Murphy also serves as the Center’s undergraduate research assistant coordinator, supporting many students with their first involvement with academic research and professional work experience.
Additionally, Murphy is no stranger to the Natural Hazards Workshop. In 2016, her paper, “Assessing Children’s Disaster Relief Programs: Health Impacts and the Role of Organizational Assistance in Disaster Recovery” won the undergraduate paper competition.