After the tragedies of Sept. 11, 2001, and Hurricane Katrina occurred while he was pursuing his bachelor’s degree, Luis Tapia wanted to help the communities recover and heal. He focused on his studies on hazards and disasters. At that time he worked at the American Red Cross in Dallas. This was a wonderful experience and it helped him to realize how he could contribute to increasing the readiness and resilience of organizations and communities. Tapia is now a resiliency relationship manager at a financial services company. He has worked in the business continuity and disaster recovery profession for 11 years.…