June Gin is a Research Health Scientist at Veterans Emergency Management Evaluation Center (VEMEC). She develops resources to ensure that community-based organizations (CBOs) serving vulnerable populations are disaster resilient. She led a federal team in developing Disaster Preparedness to Promote Community Resilience, a toolkit to help communities address the disaster needs of people experiencing homelessness. She is currently developing a manual to guide homeless service providers in disaster planning.
Gin’s published research focuses on disaster preparedness in homeless shelters and transitional housing agencies, and the role of CBOs in supporting homeless disaster response and recovery. Her current research explores homeless serving CBOs’ experiences during the 2017-2018 hurricanes and wildfires.
Prior to joining VA, Gin served as research and community outreach manager at the Bay Area Preparedness Initiative (BayPrep), an initiative of the Fritz Institute and San Francisco Community Agencies Responding to Disasters (SF CARD). She managed an outreach program to increase the disaster preparedness of CBOs serving vulnerable populations. She currently serves on SF CARD’s Board of Directors.
Gin received her PhD in Environmental Sociology from the University of Michigan's School of Natural Resources and Environment, and her MA in Public Policy from Claremont Graduate University.