For over a decade, our Founder and CEO, Ginny, has worked on and researched the frontlines of the world’s most challenging public health and global health problems. Her focus is on the dynamic relationship and communication channels between citizens and local emergency and public safety response.
The idea for HazAdapt came while engaging community members about earthquake preparedness as emergency management. Seeing so much unmet need, she realized the underlying problem: today’s emergency communication technology was not designed for community engagement or diverse communities. This meant that many people in the community, especially the most vulnerable, did not have access to the emergency information or resources they would need.
A woman on a mission for solutions, Ginny began her PhD at Oregon State University to research and develop technology that facilitated the needed engagement in our emergency and public safety sectors.
Ginny met HazAdapt’s co-founders in a human-computer interaction course taught by inclusive technology pioneer Dr. Margaret Burnett. She was given the opportunity to present the idea of HazAdapt to her class as a term project, and her mission resonated with two classmates, Uday and Omeed, Masters students in Computer Science who joined Ginny in founding HazAdapt in July 2019.
HazAdapt strives to empower humanity with the tools they need to adapt to life's hazards.
HazAdapt aims to build the world's most trusted and human-friendly technology for emergency communication and public wellness.
Founder | CEO | Research PI
Co-Founder | COO | Acting CTO
Software Developer | Researcher
Emergency Field Expert