Humphrey Fellow Thu Vo is completing her Professional Affiliation at the Yolo County Office of Emergency Services in Davis, California, where she is assisting with the local government’s response to COVID-19. During this crisis she has worked as a liaison between different departments in the county government to compile information, support the communications team on daily press briefings, and help set up a community testing site. Ms. Vo pursued this opportunity because as an emergency management professional in Vietnam, she wants to learn more about emergency management in the U.S. She plans to implement the lessons acquired from this affiliation – the organization of teams, various trainings and how to coordinate better with other departments – to her job in Vietnam. Ms. Vo is a Humphrey Fellow from University of California, Davis.
**Note: This story was originally published by the Humphrey Fellowship Program.