Graduate Research Assistant
Belmont Re-Energize DR3 Project
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Hannah Tuckman is a Master's student at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (UNC), pursuing a degree in City and Regional Planning and Public Health. Her focus area is land use and environmental planning, as well as leadership. She is interested in how vulnerable communities are adversely affected by disasters and how to implement policy changes to lessen these disparities. She graduated with her BSPH in Biostatistics and Environmental Studies in May 2022 where she began to explore how she can use data management tools to analyze the impacts natural hazards and target specific communities for mitigation efforts. During her time as an undergraduate, she volunteered extensively in the COVID-19 community response. This led to her working for the Orange County Emergency Services as an Emergency Management intern, where she focused most of her time developing the county's first Long Term Recovery and Transformation Plan. Currently, she is working as a part-time firefighter and developing both her academic and professional skillset. She is working with the DR3 team to analyze how first responders can use social media and mobile phone data in a disaster setting to impact those most vulnerable to a disaster through a literature review and workshops with key stakeholders.