Meredith Beers joined Tulane University in January 2018 as the Business Continuity Manager. In her role she helps plan and coordinate the University’s continuity of operations in the event of an emergency, as well as write and exercise the University’s emergency plans.
Prior to working at Tulane, Beers worked at SBP, Inc. as a Senior Disaster Specialist and consulted with Audubon Zoo on emergency preparedness. She has also served as a Women’s Research & Education Institute Congressional Fellow in the office of the late U.S. Senator Frank R. Lautenberg as well as interned at the Smithsonian National Zoo where she focused on emergency preparedness.
Meredith earned her PhD in public health with a concentration in disaster management, her MPH, and a B.A. in English from Tulane. She is also an adjunct assistant professor at the School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine in the department of environmental health sciences and has served as an adjunct professor at the School of Social Work in the Disaster Resilience Leadership Academy.