Austinite assists Native American communities, hard hit by COVID-19, in New Mexico

Jennifer Failla is really inspiring. Since 2015, she has served as a member of Texas Search and Rescue and has been deployed many times, including for the Wimberley floods and Hurricane Harvey. She also assisted at Austin area COVID-19 testing centers. Trained in ground, flood and swiftwater rescue, she is the Dive Team lead, a K9 handler, and is able to leave her house with her TEXSAR gear within six minutes of being activated. As a U.S. Navy veteran, interviewing and telling the stories of strong women who break stereotypes while doing great things is work that is close to my heart. Here is my most recent article about Failla, who assisted the Department of Emergency Management and Department of Homeland Security to get food and supplies to Native Americans in Pueblo communities and Navajo Nation.

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