Eva Martin is an MPP candidate at the Yale Jackson Institute focusing on humanitarian response. She graduated with both summa cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa honors from the George Washington University in December 2016, having studied a BA in international affairs and concentration in security policy. Following graduation, Eva 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. After her completion of the program, Eva worked for an NGO focusing on counter trafficking-in-persons projects and then returned to the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) in 2018. At FEMA, she developed 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 through providing analysis, reporting, and subject matter expertise on responder lodging. At Yale, Eva will focus on operations and leadership of humanitarian responses, particularly in the areas of supply chains and reporting and assessments. Eva is fluent in Spanish and maintains conversational proficiency in Farsi and American Sign Language.