Sonja Koukel

Job Title: Extension Health Specialist/Extension Family & Consumer Sciences Assoc. Dept. Head
Office Phone: 575-646-3006
Cell Phone: 575-915-2933
Delegate Type: Point of Contact (POC)
Institution: New Mexico State University
State: NM
Area of Specialty: Family and Consumer Sciences, Extension Director/Administrator
Committee: Family and Consumer Sciences and 4-H Youth Development
FEMA Courses Completed: ICS 100, ICS 200, IS 700, IS 800


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.

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