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Taylor Lockmann

Taylor Lockmann graduated from the University of California Santa Barbara in 2018 with a Bachelor of Science in Environmental Studies. Throughout her undergraduate career she volunteered for the campus Community Emergency Response Team to help spread awareness of disaster preparedness. This involvement inspired an internship with the Santa Barbara County Public Health Department where she managed the EMS vulnerable populations database and helped County facilities prepare for emergencies. She later assisted in the community recovery of several natural disasters, including the 2017 Thomas Fire and resulting Montecito Debris Flow. These events further solidified her commitment to helping vulnerable communities prepare for emergencies. Following an Edison-McNair summer research internship, where she used GIS to evaluate land use change and its effects on populations and the environment, Taylor accepted a position at UCSB as the Campus Mission Continuity Specialist. This has allowed her to help campus departments prepare to maintain their essential functions in times of emergency. Taylor’s desire to solve the environmental problems at the root of these disasters drew her to the Bren School, where she is interested in pursuing a specialization in Economics & Politics of the Environment to continue serving populations most affected by natural disasters.

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