Jeremy Stone has 15 years of community economic development experience, and has worked on various disaster recoveries including Hurricane Katrina, the Deepwater Horizon oil spill, the economic recovery of Lower Manhattan after 9/11, and the 2013 Colorado floods. Previously, Jeremy was a senior financial analyst at Seedco Financial, where he co-managed a $20-million grant and loan program following Hurricane Katrina, and developed the Southeast Louisiana Fisheries Assistance Center, a first-of-its-kind initiative that provides ongoing financial and technical assistance to commercial fishers. Jeremy is also a former Peace Corps volunteer, where he served with the National Chamber of Commerce in Mongolia, and a former economic program manager for Ecotrust Canada, where he provided business planning services to First Nations and sustainable fisheries businesses. Jeremy received his MPA in international economic development from New York University, and his BA in anthropology from Reed College where he studied the effect of 'cargo cults' on economic development in the South Pacific. He is currently studying for a PhD in Community and Regional Planning at the University of British Columbia where his research is focused on analyzing urban change in terms of urban resilience and common property resource management.