Sloan Grissom is a Graduate Intern at Constant Associates. Ms. Grissom has a Bachelor of Science in Environmental Health Science from the University of Georgia and is pursuing a Master of Public Health (MPH) in Global Disaster Management, Humanitarian Relief, and Homeland Security. During her undergraduate studies, Ms. Grissom worked as a liaison for the University of Georgia’s Office of Emergency Preparedness where she helped better prepare students, faculty, and the community for disaster. Ms. Grissom’s master’s studies have focused on examining current and promoting further public health involvement in disaster management and homeland security.
Also a Graduate Analyst at the Port of Long Beach Security Division, Ms. Grissom has provided policy guidance to state and federal emergency management and security agencies, including to the United States Coast Guard’s (USCG) on their Navigation and Vessel Inspection Circular (NVIC) on cybersecurity and to the California Office of Emergency Services’ (Cal OES) on their Homeland Security Strategy. She has experience in exercise design, plan writing, partnership building, and policy analysis and development. Ms. Grissom has special interests in Countering Violent Extremism (CVE) and Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD), Critical Infrastructure Protection, and drone technology as it relates to homeland security and emergency management.
First EM response/experience: Hurricane parties growing up in Florida
Hobbies: Two-stepping and line dancing, Georgia football, shopping, baking, dance fitness and piloxing (pilates + kickboxing), Pinterest, and hiking and camping
Favorite Disaster Movie: Titanic and Twister
Favorite acronym: CBRNE
Strangest Personal Emergency Kit Item: My day planner and Eno hammock
Ideal Survival Food: Popcorn, chocolate, and hot Cheetos