Mary Rose Duberek joined the University of Connecticut as an Emergency Management Specialist in January 2016 to help establish the University’s first Office of Emergency Management. Mary Rose and the UConn OEM team are continuously working to enhance UConn’s complex emergency management program by incorporating best practices in all emergency planning efforts, expanding stakeholder involvement, training, exercising, public education, threat and hazard analysis and continuity planning. Mary Rose came to UConn OEM after spending 18 years working for the Connecticut Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection, Division of Emergency Management and Homeland Security as both an Emergency Management Program Specialist and Regional Coordinator. Mary Rose has worked on state and local emergency operations plans (EOPs), supported state-wide emergencies during activations of the State Emergency Operations Center and was assigned to the core team that successfully prepared the State to achieve Emergency Management Accreditation Program (EMAP) accreditation in 2015. Mary Rose is a graduate of UConn with a BA in Communications.