Ariel Poirier, a biologist with USACE Baltimore, applies her passion for nature and expertise as an operations liaison in response to the Francis Scott Key Bridge collapse.
During an emergency, an operations liaison, like U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Baltimore District biologist Ariel Poirier pictured here during the Key Bridge Response in April 2024, plays a critical role in ensuring effective communication, coordination, and decision-making among the various agencies, departments, and teams involved in the response efforts. Their primary goal is to support the Emergency Operations Center (EOC) in managing the crisis and minimizing its impact on the community. (U.S. Army photo by David Adams)

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