Personal Profile

Bryan Mentlik's areas of expertise include building resilience to systems from natural hazards and climate change and utilizing new technologies to better engage with stakeholders. He spent several years working for New York City within its Emergency Management Department. This work culminated in a deployment to Puerto Rico following Hurricane Maria where he worked directly with the mayor of San Juan to help rebuild the city. Mentlik relocated to Colorado in 2018 to support the Federal Emergency Management Agency's (FEMA's) efforts to better engage with the public around their natural hazard risk and what can be done to reduce that risk. 

Research Interests

Climate change and natural hazard resilience and risk reduction

Resilient renewable energy systems

Professional Experience

Project Lead – Hazard Mitigation, Tidal Basin Group (2021–2022)

Project Manager/Product Manager – FEMA Region VIII CERC, Michael Baker International (2018–2021)

Project Manager – New York City Emergency Management Department (2015–2018)

Education/Academic Qualification

Bachelor, Business Administration, Boston University

Master, Environmental Science and Policy, Columbia University


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