Nicole Morales

Senior Managing Associate
Nicole Morales


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  • B.A. - International Affairs (Conflict and Security), The George Washington University
  • Graduate Certificate - Intelligence Analysis, University of Maryland School of Public Policy

Nicole Morales has over a decade of emergency management and homeland security experience supporting the public, private, and non-governmental sectors with planning and policy development, response operations, stakeholder engagement, and community outreach and education. As a New Orleans native and Hurricane Katrina evacuee, Nicole is both personally and professionally vested in the mission of increasing community disaster resilience.

Nicole has worked closely with emergency management stakeholders representing nearly every federal agency to help FEMA develop national-level plans to coordinate the federal government’s response to natural disasters and man-made incidents. These plans include the all-hazards Response Federal Interagency Operations Plan; the Nuclear Radiological Incident Annex for nuclear and radiological incidents; the Federal Evacuation Support Annex for large-scale evacuations; and the Region V Power Outage Incident Annex for catastrophic power outages in the Midwest.

Nicole previously served as a national security policy analyst within the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of International Security and Nonproliferation, where she was responsible for planning and executing multilateral exercises for the Global Initiative to Combat Nuclear Terrorism (GICNT). Her work focused on improving coordination and communication between first responders, investigators, technical experts, and the judicial community.

In her personal capacity, Nicole is a disaster response volunteer with Team Rubicon, a veteran-led non-governmental organization. She deploys to disasters nationwide with Team Rubicon as a Public Information Officer and Liaison Officer. She serves as the Washington, D.C. District Coordinator for Team Rubicon. Nicole holds Bachelor of Arts in International Affairs from The George Washington University. She has a Graduate Certificate in Intelligence Analysis from the University of Maryland School of Public Policy. She is also certified in the Homeland Security Exercise and Evaluation Program (HSEEP).

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