Travis County – Office of Emergency Management
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Maria earned her MBA from The Wharton School at The University of Pennsylvania and her BBA from The University of Texas at Austin.
Travis County, TX, is in—sometimes literally—the eye of a storm regarding climate change. Extreme weather is increasing in frequency and severity, putting the county’s population at greater risk. The County seeks to develop a strategic framework to become a more climate-resilient community. It wants to strengthen residents’ resiliency and enable government agencies and community partners to respond to extreme weather challenges more effectively.