DHS S&T, Office of University Programs
Ms. Stephanie Willett is a career federal employee. Since coming to DHS in 2008, she has been Director of Education, Office of University Programs, Science and Technology Directorate. Her responsibilities include the planning, coordination, and assessment of post-secondary programs and other education initiatives supported by OUP S&T funding. Her contributions to the improvement of the OUP Education Programs have been recognized by the Under Secretary for Science & Technology. Prior to coming to DHS, Stephanie managed fellowship programs and other education-related activities within the National Center for Environmental Research, Office of Research and Development, US EPA. She held many other science administration positions within EPA during her 21-year tenure there. Stephanie started her career as a food safety chemist at USDA and also worked briefly at the Department of Treasury as a physical scientist. She taught chemistry, biology, and math at the high school and community college levels prior to starting her federal service. She has a B.S. degree in Chemistry from Virginia State University and a Masters in Public Health from Morgan State University.
Ms. Willett will provide an overview of major responsibilities of DHS S&T and will identify ways that academia have contributed to the DHS mission.