According to the CHDS, “the burgeoning Emergence Program targets homeland security practitioners in the early stages of their careers to address emerging issues and trends while honing their innovative thinking and policy development skills. Topics included traditional homeland security matters along with new components such as an Innovation Lab, individual action plans and presentations, and a group policy exercise.
“During the eight-month online and in-residence program, May collaborated with emerging homeland security officials from across the nation on current policy, strategy and organizational design challenges.”
May has been in her current position with the City of Amarillo for more than two years. She is working on her Master’s in Public Health from Texas A&M University.
“The Emergence Program was a fantastic experience,” said May. “It was a great opportunity to broaden my professional skills to better serve the residents of Amarillo. I thoroughly enjoyed the program, and look forward to the consideration of implementing many of the innovative and unique strategies and policies that were presented.”