The Homeland Security Studies and Analysis Institute – HSSAI just released the 2013 HSSAI Annual Report to Congress, which highlights the organization’s priorities and accomplishments from the previous year. Neysha M. Alvarez ’11 BA IR/MES was one of the featured analysts in this report, which also highlighted Syracuse University and the Maxwell-in-DC program. The report goes directly to Congress, the Department of Homeland Security’s Science and Technology Directorate, sponsors, partners, and stakeholders.
Neysha M. Alvarez is the senior associate analyst for Homeland Security’s Threat and Risk Analysis Division; where she has been working for the past four years. Alvarez began her career at HSSAI after interning with the department through their scholarship and fellowship program. While interning, she was able to conduct research on homegrown radicalization.
Prior to her work at HSSAI, Alvarez worked for the Transportation Security Administration as a transportation security officer in both Puerto Rico and New York. Through her work there she was able to learn more about transportation security operations and gain a new found perspective that has helped her and her career with HSSAI.
In addition to her work at HSSAI, Alvarez has been working with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) throughout the years. She has held roles ranging from doctrine analysts to deputy project lead. The products she has developed have been used by emergency managers as well as during major incidents such as Hurricane Sandy.
A copy of the report can be found online at: http://www.homelandsecurity.org.