Over the past several years, the state has experienced an unprecedented number of emergencies and disasters. As these climate-driven natural disasters become more severe in California, the California Governor’s Office of Emergency Services (Cal OES) staff has met each new challenge head-on.
The nearly 2,000 staff at Cal OES have responded to increasingly complex disasters in fresh and innovative ways, strengthening the foundation of emergency management to prepare for, respond to and recover from all types of emergencies and disasters.
Meet Robyn Fennig, Division Chief over Hazard Mitigation Planning at Cal OES. The work she does focuses on the potential impacts that flooding and other disasters can have on the state both financially and environmentally.
“Having a job that does tangibly impact climate change resiliency brings me a lot of purpose and helps me come to work every single day,” Fennig said.
Recently released, the State Hazard Mitigation Plan allows California to be eligible to receive federal grants and disaster funding to help Californians recover from disasters.
When Fennig isn’t at work, she’s an international and nationally competitive ultimate frisbee player, which allows her to move her body and be a part of a fun community.