Tamara Habib is an entrepreneur focused on reengineering disaster recovery. She has 12 years of experience in emergency management and disaster response and recovery. Her career has spanned roles that include working as an Emergency Management Technician, responding to local and national disasters with the American Red Cross and consulting major cities on disaster planning and recovery. Through this work, she learned that people and communities impacted by disaster needed better resources to recover and, as a result, cofounded Firelily, a crowdfunding startup dedicated to empowering those impacted by disaster to take control of their recovery. Tamara has a Masters Degree in Threat and Response Management from the University of Chicago and has appeared in publications such as Forbes and Emergency Management magazine.
Follow her @thetamarahabib.
In Under 60 days, Crowdfunding Sites Raise Over $20 Million for Nepal Relief
Forbes [June 12, 2015 ]
In Denial (p. 24-26)
Emergency Management Magazine [Summer 2015 ]
New Crowdfunding Site Focuses on Disaster Recovery
GoodCrowdinfo [April 16, 2015 ]
Cancer fundraiser imparts a sense of control
Chicago Tribune [June 1, 2011]