Jenny Novak Publications

Emergency Manager | Speaker | Writer

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CSU Expands Vaccine Availability with New Partnerships

woman giving man an injection in his arm
​CSU Channel Islands recently held a COVID-19 vaccination clinic, in partnership with Rite Aid, for students and employees.

I am quoted on my work creating public-private partnerships with national pharmacy chains to vaccinate the half million California State University students, staff, and faculty.

What if the worst day was really the best day?

My reflections on the significance of May 4th, 2012 in my life and being nine years post cancer diagnosis. While the day itself was a horrific experience, it was necessary in my healing process and I’ve come to realize that perhaps what I’ve always considered to be my worst day was actually my best day for being a turning point in my journey.

I also announce my forthcoming book Ruin to Rebirth: Transforming Disaster into Resilience.

Jenny Novak’s EM Vision Talk

At the International Association of Emergency Managers conference in 2018, I delivered a ‘TedTalk’ style 7 minute presentation on making emergency preparedness messaging fun. This talk reveals the concept / formula behind my award-winning preparedness outreach programs.

Jenny Novak on Keystone Emergency Management Association Podcast

Last week I had the pleasure of speaking with Paul Falavolito on a podcast that he hosts on behalf of the Keystone Emergency Management Association, a professional group for EM’s in Pennsylvania. We discuss California’s ongoing response and recovery efforts, recent earthquakes and their impacts, what still needs to be done to improve preparedness and a little bit about how I got into the field and what a ‘day in the life’ is like at CalOES. Enjoy!

Listen to “Episode 17 – Interview with Jenny Novak, CEM” on Spreaker.

Jenny Novak speaks about responding to the Catastrophic Thomas Fire on EM Weekly Podcast 4/5/18

Jenny Novak speaks about responding to the Catastrophic Thomas Fire on EM Weekly Podcast 4/5/18

Check out the podcast on the EM weekly website or download the podcast from the app store! Episode 55.

Extreme Event Resiliency Feature

Extreme Event on the Road: California Campus Spreads Resilience

Koshland Science Museum (February 13, 2017)

Our program was featured on the website for Extreme Event Resiliency Game! A great way to teach groups about the disaster cycle and the concept of resiliency. I have facilitated the hurricane scenario exercise with 3 groups on campus and 3 groups of American Red Cross volunteers. In April 2017, two additional groups on campus will get to experience the earthquake scenario.

Coverage of 2016 Zombie Preparedness Scavenger Hunt

Zombies greeted students at checkpoints during the Zombie Preparedness Scavenger Hunt. Photo by Lee Choo.

CSUN Prepares for Anything, Including the Zombie Apocalypse

Emergency Preparedness Careers Panel at CSUN

Career center introduces job opportunities through emergency preparedness panel

Coverage of 2016 Zombie Preparedness Scavenger Hunt

Zombie Apocalypse Scavenger Hunt Promotes Disaster Preparedness

Sundial Newspaper (October 25, 2016)

Zombie-clad students roamed CSUN’s campus on Tuesday during the 2nd annual Zombie Apocalypse Preparedness Scavenger Hunt. The event promotes disaster preparedness and gave students an opportunity to gather a variety of free emergency supplies from campus departments.

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