Thomas Jenkins Biography

As the Senior Student Research Project Employee, Tom Jenkins is primarily tasked with developing a Special Event Support Plan for the University of Washington - Seattle campus. His previous accomplishments within UW Emergency Management include authoring a Mass-Casualty Incident/Mass-Fatality Incident (MCI/MFI) Plan, Hazardous Weather Operations Plan and Mass-Care & Shelter Plan. He has also assisted with 2 functional exercises within the UW Emergency Operations Center, as well as real-world support for incidents and UW Football operations.

Tom is a senior undergraduate student at UW Seattle, pursuing a Bachelor of Arts in Environmental Studies through the Program on the Environment, as well as a minor in Naval Sciences. He has previously completed an Associate of Applied Sciences in Weather Technology through Air University - Community College of the Air Force. Additionally, Tom is currently working on earning his Associate Emergency Manager’s license.

Tom Jenkins’ background in Emergency Management began with his Active-Duty career in the U.S. Air Force, when he was designated his unit’s Emergency Management Representative in addition to his primary duties as a Weather Forecaster. These duties placed him in charge of training & maintaining his unit’s readiness to respond to emergencies, humanitarian operations and disaster relief missions. Tom transferred into the U.S. Navy Reserve as a Meteorological and Oceanographic (METOC) Forecaster and is now working to take over duties as his Reserve unit’s Training Petty Officer. Outside of the military, Tom’s career goal is to become a Certified Emergency Manager, focusing on Natural Disaster Resiliency.