Jessica Ports Robbins


Current: PhD Candidate at Tulane University’s Payson Center for International Development, completed coursework in Fall 2011, and comprehensive exams in fall 2012. Currently working on dissertation.

M.S. International Development, Tulane University. May 2011.

Certificate, Disaster Resilience Leadership Sciences, Tulane University, May 2011.

M.S. History & Sociology of Technology & Science, Georgia Institute of Technology, May 2004.

B.A. History, Elon College. May 2000.

American Red Cross

14+ years of experience with the American Red Cross, including:

  • International Humanitarian Law Instructor
  • Youth Volunteer Management
  • Youth Leadership Development
  • Disaster Operation Experience (Hurricanes Charley, Frances, Jeanne, Ivan, Wilma, & Katrina; and Tropical Storms Faye & Lee)
  • Disaster Action Team
  • Disaster Services Instructor (Disaster Overview, Shelter Operations, Logistics)
  • Health & Safety Instructor (CPR/First Aid, Babysitting, HIV/AIDS Education, Water Safety)

Additional Experience & KSAs


About this Blog

All thoughts expressed in this blog are solely those of Jessica Ports Robbins (unless where noted) and are not intended to be representative of the views of Tulane University, the American Red Cross, or any other entity.