"I needed to do something more important and for me, 9/11 showed me what I needed to be doing…Emergency management and homeland security was a perfect melding of my performance background, my love of emergency response, my passion for government and political process."
“I remember sitting down slowly on the coffee table, staring at the screen with tears streaming down my face, like most people were. So, there I was with that feeling again, that I wasn’t doing enough, that I wasn’t helping enough people.”
"It is really about making those connections and establishing those networks so that the next time we get attacked, we can respond to it even better."
"I spent the next several days between Logan Airport assignments and preparation for the unknown. I knew then, that I needed to do more."
"Nobody knew who bin Laden was… That is the reason why I chose to change my career from conservation biologist, hoping to save the world from the loss of bio diversity, to emergency manager, hoping to save the world from the terrorist threat."