Disaster Management Student begins work with The Conflict Analysis and Intervention Group (CAAIG).

OCU Disaster Management student, Christy Galvan, has received an internship position with The Conflict Analysis and Intervention Group (CAAIG).  The Conflict Analysis and Intervention Group is a U.S.-based company with a Middle East North Africa (MENA) focus.  Its mission is to transform conflict and manage emergencies through in-depth assessments and targeted interventions, curriculum design, capacity building, and cross-cultural engagement. Christy’s work with CAAIG will be research based and consist of collecting the "best practices" of faith based organizations in the area of relief management.  This area is vital to the field and little research exists.  CAAIG MENA Region Coordinator, Marie-Jose Tayah, expressed excitement concerning Christy’s addition.  Tayah stated, “I am very impressed with Christy and her abilities, and very eager to get her started.”

Ms. Galvan is a senior majoring in Disaster Management & Relief, expecting to graduate in the fall of 2012.  Christy is a founding member of the International Association of Emergency Managers (IAEM) chapter at OCU and is currently serving as its president. In addition, Christy is a member of Epsilon Pi Phi, an Emergency Management Honor Society.  Christy is leaving all her doors open, but once graduated; Christy plans to work in International Development.