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Kristin Iden

Senior Manager, Data, IT and Web Systems

As Senior Manager, Data, IT & Web Services, Kristin helps create the systems that support our network and keeps the team moving. She has more than 20 years of Web and IT experience working with the Federal and State governments as well as corporate and non-profits. She’s also a former summer camp counselor and experienced equestrian, so she knows that little things make a big difference when it comes to keeping kids safe. - See more at: http://www.safekids.org/author/kristin-iden#sthash.Sb2RXT9G.dpuf

Blogs by Kristin Iden

National Hurricane Preparedness Week.

It’s a fact – 83 million of us in the United States live in an area that could be affected by a hurricane,  stretching from the southern tip of Texas around the Gulf Coast and Florida and then up the east coast to the top of Maine. In New York City alone, 2.9 million residents live in hurricane evacuation zones.

 Stormy skies mean it is time to prepare for tornado season

Every spring, weather nerds like me wait anxiously for cold air from Canada to collide with the warm air rising out of the Gulf of Mexico. And like clockwork, we watch mesocyclones (big thunderstorms to most people) build and build until they drop one of nature’s most deadly events, the tornado.

A first aid kit which is an essential part of disaster preperation

I’m a weather nerd. I’ve lived through hurricanes, blizzards, tornados, floods and other severe storms. I’ve only had to deal with minor earthquakes, which makes me happy.  I am a trained weather-spotter and am hoping to go tornado-chasing next year. I am also a FEMA-certified livestock disaster manager. I have weather apps on the phone that drive my cube mates crazy.

kids safety brazil

During our Safe Kids Worldwide leadership conference, I spent the day with several of our international partners, who traveled to Washington, D.C. to share and learn about the best ways to keep kids safe.

Stories and tips for Summer Camp

I knew I was in for it when the latrine caught on fire in the middle of the night.