My involvement with disaster education/programming began in 2012 when I was hired as a program specialist for the Southwest Border Food Protection and Emergency Preparedness Center housed within the College of Agriculture, Consumer and Environmental Sciences, New Mexico State University. From 2013 to 2016, I served as Co-Director for the Center and point of contact for EDEN and state partners. In this position, I worked with Center staff to plan, organize and facilitate programs, workshops, conferences and trainings in areas such as emergency management and preparedness. I was Co-PI on a tri-state USDA/NIFA project, “Preparing the Rural Poor for Disaster” (2015). Currently, I provide “A Guide to Food Storage for Emergencies” program for Extension county agents, community groups and the general public.