Natural Hazards Center
Katie Murphy is a Professional Aide at the Natural Hazards Center. She holds a bachelor’s degree from Colorado State University in sociology and a minor political science. Her research interests include youth in disaster related situations, environmental justice, race relations and hate crime, educational access for marginalized populations, the role of technology and media in disaster planning, the process of socialization, and community resilience in disaster recovery.
Additionally, Katie 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. In the future, she plans to obtain her PhD in sociology to continue her love of social science research and teaching.