Anna R. Hurt has more than eight years of experience as a writer and editor.  Most recently, she worked as a public affairs specialist for the Army, which included editing print products and developing social media and strategic communication plans. She holds a B.A. in Political Science and a M.A. in Security Studies, both from Kansas State University.  Her area of emphasis in graduate school was Southwest Asia and the Middle East, and her major research papers were focused on the areas of gender in terrorism and ethnic conflict. She chose to shift gears professionally from public service to private NGO work because of her belief that it is important to approach the world’s problems from the ground up – people cannot build secure and stable countries when they do not have a roof over their heads or food in their stomachs.She grew up in Shawnee, Kan., and currently lives in Raleigh, North Carolina.  In her free time, she loves to play softball and volleyball and is an avid runner.

Contact: anna.hurt@disasterphilanthropy.orgor follow on Twitter, @anna4disaster.


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Should Donors Still Be Considering a Contribution to Help with the Ebola Crisis?

Posted on November 18, 2014 by Anna R. Hurt, Regine A. Webster

It’s easy to see, the decline in media attention to Ebola, but the reality is that the Ebola virus outbreak is far from being a closed case. Since the outbreak, there have been more than 13,000 cases and 5,000 deaths. Some reports have indicated that the number of new cases are declining, but that is a precarious claim at best… Read More

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