Amanda Martin is Deputy Chief Resilience Officer with the State of North Carolina. Amanda is passionate about building resilience in ways that advance economic prosperity, strengthen housing options, and celebrate cultural and natural heritage. In her current work with the North Carolina Office of Recovery and Resiliency, she advances the state’s resilience through policy advising, stakeholder engagement, and technical assistance. She recently completed her PhD in City and Regional Planning at UNC-Chapel Hill, where her dissertation examined post-disaster home buyouts in North Carolina from the perspectives of resilience, recovery, and racial justice. Amanda has over a decade of experience in urban and environmental planning and policy, and she holds a Master in City Planning from MIT and Bachelor’s degree from Harvard. She lives with her wife and two sons in Durham, North Carolina.