Thinking of a Career in Emergency Management?
- BY Nicole Pelette
I am an American urban planner and former journalist, and a professional writer and editor with years of experience writing about development issues. I hold a master’s degree in Urban and Regional Planning from one of the world’s top research universities.
In my most recent position, I served as Projects Coordinator and Researcher at a major EU-funded environmental project. In this position, I managed and conducted research on coastal planning and management in Mediterranean cities. Working directly with international partners in 7 different countries, I examined the gaps between national and supranational law and policy, and on-the-ground implementation at the local level.
I have worked as a professional journalist, editor and media consultant. I have published hundreds of pieces, and edited numerous policy papers and academic texts.
The common denominator in all of my work is a passion for socially inclusive, environmentally sustainable development, and a relentless drive to learn from the diverse experience of people in the field. My experience thus far has only reaffirmed my belief in the power of planning and policymaking to improve lives in both the West and the Global South.