Bio


Currently, emergency response and continuity planning professional for Stanford University. In 2016, served as Exercise Manager responsible for planning, training, conduct and evaluation of QuakeSU, a university wide exercise. In 2017 and 2018, managed and coordinated a university initiative to review, revise and update response plans and created a Stanford approach to business, research and academic continuity planning. From 2013 to 2016, coordinated the ProtectSU structural seismic loss mitigation program. ProtectSU is designed to reduce post-earthquake losses to high value equipment in research laboratories.
Ms. Friedman’s experience in emergency management includes program implementation and consulting positions with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), EQE International, and Stanford University.
Ms. Friedman served as a Presidential Management Intern at FEMA offices in Washington DC, Boston and San Francisco. Following the internship, she worked as the Earthquake Program Manager for FEMA, Region IX, where she oversaw state-wide implementation of federally funded preparedness, planning and engineering projects. Before working with Stanford University, she managed her own consulting firm, specializing in local, county and public health emergency planning.
Ms. Friedman holds a B.S. from the University of California, Davis and a Master’s Degree in Public Administration from the University of Oregon.

Current Role at Stanford


Lead planner in the Stanford Office of Emergency Management (OEM) responsible for response planning, business continuity planning, training, and exercises for University Department Operations Centers (DOCs) and the University Emergency Operations Center (EOC). Contributor to the design of University business and research continuity planning and developer of OEM programs and services. Currently managing initial development of the CardinalReady program and web presence..

Honors & Awards


  • Presidential Management Intern, Federal Emergency Management Agency

Education & Certifications


  • M.S., University of Oregon, Public Administration
  • B.S., University of California, Davis, Community Health

Projects


  • Lead OEM contact and developer to launch the new CardinalReady program and web resources., Stanford University

    Design and launch the Stanford CardinalReady program so that students, faculty, staff and visitors have one-stop access to preparedness information and University administrators and managers have access to response and recovery planning tools and resources. The CardinalReady website announces the intent and sustains the perception that preparedness, response planning and readiness are University priorities.

    Location

    Stanford University

  • Situation Triage and Assessment Team (STAT)

    Developer of a new framework for STAT activation and communication, including a new Zoom EOC workspace to communicate during emergencies with Department Operations Coordinators.

    Location

    Stanford University

  • Emergency Operations Center (EOC) organization and training, Stanford University

    Lead OEM contact to develop and adapt the University EOC organization to operational needs of the University

    Location

    Stanford University

  • 2016 Stanford University Response Exercise Manager, Stanford University

    Management of the planning, conduct and evaluation of a university-wide response and recovery exercise in November 2016.

    Location

    Stanford, California

  • Stanford Community Emergency Response Team - SCERT, Stanford University

    Lead OEM contact to work with a student intern to develop, establish and launch a University CERT program for student participation in emergency response.

    Location

    Stanford University