IAEM@UD Current Officers, 2021-2022

IAEM@UD holds elections at the end of each academic year and new officers take their positions in the end of the spring semester.

Roni Fraser – President


Roni Fraser is a third-year Ph.D. student in the Department of Sociology & Criminal Justice and an affiliate of the Disaster Research Center. Her research interests include disaster response and recovery, nonprofits and emergency management, volunteer and donations management, and health and disasters. She holds a master’s degree in Sociology from the University of Delaware and a bachelor’s degree in Emergency Administration and Disaster Planning from the University of North Texas. Roni has gained professional research and emergency management experience with the National Highway and Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Region 6 in Denton, TX, The South-Central Climate Adaptation Science Center, The Coppell Fire Department- Life Safety Park, The Executive Office of the President in Washington, D.C., and SBP New Orleans. Roni is also an active volunteer with Team Rubicon, where she deploys to areas affected by disasters and also serves as a cadre instructor for the Northeast Territory. In her spare time, Roni enjoys traveling the country, spending time with family, thrift shopping, and crafting.


Logan Gerber-Chavez – Vice President


Logan is a Ph.D. candidate in the Disaster Science and Management program. Her dissertation is entitled, “Conceptualizing Compound Disasters and Environmental Justice: Improving Disaster Planning for Compound Disaster Events.” She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Geography from Texas A&M University with a minor in Meteorology and a certificate in Comparative National Governments. There she worked on projects in climatology, environmental policy, and green-roofing technology. Afterward, she took two years off to do volunteer work in the four corners region of The United States, spending time on the Navajo and Ute reservations. She then went on to earn a Masters of Science in Geography from the University of Oklahoma with a thesis entitled, “Effective Disasters: Disasters as a driver of international climate policy change.” 


Liza MacFayden – Treasurer