Meet Lynsey Johnson, a Loyola law student who recently joined the Make It Right team as a legal intern. She’s an avid long distance runner, active in the Association of State Floodplain Managers (ASFPM) and a member of the Junior League of New Orleans. She also has one of the world’s cutest puppies.*
Lynsey is originally from northern Wisconsin, where she graduated from the University of Wisconsin, La Crosse, with a Bachelor’s of Science in public administration and political science. She went on to earn her Master of Public Administration (MPA) from Northern Illinois University. Following that, she worked for the City of DeKalb, Illinois as a transportation planner from 2006-2007. After moving to Madison, Wisconsin, she served as the disaster response and recovery planner for Wisconsin Emergency Management from 2007-2011. While there, Lynsey participated in disaster operations and administered the disaster assistance programs; specifically, the Wisconsin floods of 2008 and 2010. She also administered the FEMA hazard mitigation grant programs, reviewed local hazard mitigation plans and provided technical assistance to Wisconsin counties. Rounding out her professional achievements, Lynsey also served as the Emergency Management Assistance Compact (EMAC) Liaison for the State of Wisconsin coordinating state-to-state mutual aid and earned her Certified Floodplain Manager (CFM) designation through the ASFPM.
In 2011, she followed her lifelong dream of going to law school and becoming an attorney. She moved to New Orleans and is currently a second year law student at Loyola University New Orleans College of Law. After law school, she hopes to continue disaster recovery work.
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