Jaimie Hicks Masterson is associate director of Texas Target Communities (TTC) at Texas A&M University. She develops community training curriculum on community resilience, vulnerability and asset mapping, city planning, and hazard reduction and mitigation. Masterson received her Master of Urban Planning from Texas A&M University and earned a Certificate in Environmental Hazard Management. Her thesis received first prize in the Engineering and Architecture Category for Student Research Week, the Melbern G. Glasscock Humanities Award, and second prize for the Vice President of Research Diversity Award. She also has background and experience in landscape architecture, urban design, and environmental design and received her Bachelor of Landscape Architecture from Texas A&M University.