DRC Alumni Profiles

DRC alumni are extraordinary people who carry out the mission and vision of our center each and every day. Click on the pictures below to read the alumni profiles which illustrate the diverse career paths our graduates have taken. Profiles are listed by most current class year, and then alphabetical by last name. Thank you to every DRC alumnus who has helped to develop this resource.
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Anne Goodman

DEGREE: 2014, M.S., Disaster Science and Management
JOB TITLE: Workers’ Compensation Claims Representative, Sedgwick Claims Management
Anne is a Newark, DE native currently living on a small South Jersey farmstead and working in Philadelphia, PA. She earned her undergraduate degrees in Interpersonal Communications and Sociology with an Emergency and Environmental Management concentration from the University of Delaware in 2012 (minoring in Spanish). Since graduating from the DISA program, Anne has had a rather eclectic career-path working both abroad and in the US. She first served a year as an Americorps VISTA volunteer supporting New Jersey Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster (NJVOAD) recovery efforts 2 years after Hurricane Sandy. On the side, she worked with the Hillsborough Township NJ Engineering Department to build a cohesive GIS-mapping compatible data-set for their storm water management locations. After that she spent 4 months in 2016 with Conscious Impact Nepal doing administration, outreach and sustainable earthquake-resistant construction in a rural village outside Kathmandu during the aftermath of the April 2014 earthquake. An avid cyclist, she returned to Newark in 2017 for 6 months to co-manage the Newark Bike Project’s store-front before flying back to Asia to manage Global Vision International (GVI)’s Asian-elephant conservation and alternative livelihoods project in Chiang Mai, Thailand. She then returned to Conscious Impact Nepal for another month in 2018 to assist with their risk management and financial development efforts. After another 6 months working as the Business Development Coordinator for the Newark Bike Project (and guest-moderating the UD DISA Grad Sudent Forum), she entered the professional world of risk management and insurance claims at Sedgwick CMS Inc in October 2018. There, she earned her Associate in Risk Management (ARM) certification while handling “personal disasters” for injured workers in PA, NJ and VA. From there she hopes to make her way into disaster risk resilience expert consulting. She hopes to earn her doctorate and use her expertise to help others effectively handle whatever life throws their way.
Alumni Engagement

Alumni are the university’s most valuable resources. By investing your time, talent and treasure, you make a deep impact that increases the value of a University of Delaware degree. View some of the ways we keep engaged below.

DRC 2019 07 NHW Alumni Reception

ABOVE: DRC faculty, students and alums at the Annual DRC Alumni Reception, 2019.

Each year DRC hosts the Annual DRC Alumni Reception at the Natural Hazards Workshop! This is a great opportunity to meet DRC alums and to connect/reconnect with old and new friends.

Share Your Knowledge

Each semester, we welcome our alumni to share their work, research, and experiences with our students. Whether they join us in person or virtually, our current students are always excited to hear from those in the expansive network of DRC alumni from around the world. Reach out to drc-mail@udel.edu! We would love to hear from you.

Inspire the Future

Our alumni value providing hands-on experiences for our students, be it through practicums, internships, and invitations for students to come and share their innovative research with the alum’s organization. Some have even designated awards to support students through assistantships, summer internship stipends, and travel support to attend conferences. Contact us at drc-mail@udel.edu if you have an idea of how you want to support this next generation of scholars and practitioners.

Stay Connected

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