Eva Martin is an MPP candidate at the Yale Jackson School focusing on humanitarian response, particularly on leadership, decision making, and information management. While at Jackson, she conducted research and held consultancies for the World Food Program, the International Committee of the Red Cross, and the U.S. State Department. Prior to entering the MPP program, she served as an emergency management specialist at the U.S. Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) where she supported the development of two new program offices dedicated to supporting disaster responders and increasing efficiencies in disaster operations. She has designed operational policy and plans and was responsible for advising on the direction of disaster support operations and conducting interagency response coordination. Eva has deployed alone or as part of a team to over 35 disasters and training events in 12 US states and territories, including the National Response Coordination Center. She also directly supported the agency’s COVID-19 response by providing analysis, reporting, and subject matter expertise on responder lodging. Previously, she served as a Field Team Lead with AmeriCorps NCCC FEMA Corps, a national volunteer program. The team she led augmented national documentation standardization projects and coordinated the deployment of volunteers to Hurricanes Harvey, Irma, and Maria.
Eva graduated with both summa cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa honors from George Washington University in December 2016, having studied a BA in international affairs with a concentration in security policy. She is fluent in Spanish and maintains conversational proficiency in Farsi and American Sign Language. After Yale, Eva is would like to support humanitarian leaders in an advisory and decision support capacity as a member of the front office or executive office staff.