Natural Hazards Center
Katie Murphy is an administrative associate at the Natural Hazards Center. She holds a bachelor’s degree from Colorado State University in sociology with a minor in political science. Her interests include youth in disaster related situations, environmental justice, educational access for marginalized populations, connecting researchers and practitioners through the use of technology, and community resilience in disaster recovery. Murphy supports daily operations, 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.
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. When she is not at the Center, Murphy volunteers with Positive Legacy, a non-profit that coordinates environmental and humanitarian service projects fueled by the power of music.