Dr. Samantha Montano

Dr. Samantha Montano

We invited Dr. Samantha Montano, a climate and emergency management expert and author of the book, Disasterology, on the show. Her educational background includes a B.S. in Psychology from Loyola University New Orleans and an M.S. and Ph.D. in Emergency Management from North Dakota State University. She is currently an assistant professor of emergency management at Massachusetts Maritime Academy.

Samantha comes on the Disaster Podcast in response to a request from listener Heather, a high school teacher from Ontario, Canada who wanted to know more about FEMA investment in climate change mitigation. Samantha addresses the challenges for communities at risk to take on mitigation measures and a whole lot more.

Check out Dr. Samantha Montano’s site and upcoming book at Disaster-ology.com. “Part memoir, part expert analysis, Disasterology is a passionate and personal account of a country in crisis—one unprepared to deal with the disasters of today and those looming in our future.”

Also on the show were Disaster Meteorologist and Emergency Management expert Becky DePodwin, Dr. Joe Holley from Paragon Medical Group and co-hosts Sam Bradley and Jamie Davis.

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