Simone Balog-Way is a Disaster Risk Management Analyst with the Labs team at the World Bank’s Global Facility for Disaster Reduction and Recovery. She leads efforts around risk communication, community engagement, and non-traditional partnership development within the disaster and climate risk management sectors. Simone also manages the Understanding Risk (UR) Community, a network of nearly 10,000 experts and practitioners involved in the creation, communication and use of risk information to support evidence-informed decisions and policies. She has supported public awareness and behavior change campaigns and has worked to infuse art, visualization and other unconventional methods of communicating risk into the disaster risk management field. Simone holds a Master of Science in Risk Analysis and a Bachelor of Arts in Communication.