The WHS STEM Speakers Bureau

Inspiration comes in many forms -- from budget directors for the agencies defining our next generation of homeland security technologies, to those architecting and securing the government's vital computer and systems, WHS offers speakers with vast amounts of experience, great stories, and fascinating jobs.  Once again showing WHS has "the coolest STEM out there!"  Please browse the numerous speakers below for your next great STEM event - find at least 3 that would benefit your students then simply send in a request.


To request a speaker, please click here.

Carolyn Bayer
Senior Forensic Document Examiner, Immigration & Customs Enforcement (ICE), Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) Forensic Laboratory
Mary Ellen Condon
Director, Condon & Associates former Director, Office of Information Management & Security, Department of Justice (DOJ)
Ronnyka Fitzpatrick
Budget Director, Science & Technology Directorate, U.S. Department of Homeland Security
Theresa Grafenstine
Inspector General, U.S. House of Representatives
As the House Inspector General, she is responsible for planning and leading independent, non-partisan audits, advisories, and investigations of the financial and administrative functions of the House.
Susan Haidai
Senior Manager, Ernst & Young
Lilly Harris
President & CEO at Man-Machine Systems Assessment
Hillary Hoover
Questioned Document Examiner, Immigration & Customs Enforcement, Homeland Security Investigations
Forensic Laboratory
Leslie Hope
Associate Center Director, U.S. Citizenship & Immigration Services (USCIS) and former Deputy CIO, USCIS
Jaya Kathuria
Chief Architect, U.S. Customs & Immigration Services (ICE), U.S. Department of Homeland Security
Mary Kruger
Chief of Staff, Domestic Nuclear Detection Office, U.S. Department of Homeland Security
Shannon Lorimer
Chief, Security Enterprise, U.S. Navy
Tarrazzia Martin
Senior Advisor, Enterprise Planning, Cost Analysis & Change Management and Former Senior Executive and Strategic Advisor
Office of the Director of National Intelligence.
Tanusree McCabe
Senior Solutions Architect, Sevatec, Inc
Kathy Mills
Chief Security Officer, CENTRA Technology
Gigi Pereira
Vice President, Federal Civilian, ManTech International and former Vice President, Justice & Law Enforcement, SRA International
Sonya T Proctor
Director, Surface Division, Office of Security Policy & Industry Engagement
TSA, U.S. Department of Homeland Security
Sharla Rausch, PhD
Former Assistant Director, Science & Technology Directorate, U.S. Department of Homeland Security
Tonya Schreiber
Director, Sector Outreach Programs Division at US Department of Homeland Security
Kara Sidener
Supervisory Special Agent, FBI
Kristina Tanasichuk
President, InfraGard National Capital Region; CEO, Government Technology & Services Coalition; Founder, WHS STEM and WHS Kristina speaks to the breadth of jobs and opportunities in homeland and national security related to STEM. She is the founder of Women in Homeland Security, the sponsoring organization for the WHS STEM initiative. She is also the founder and CEO of the Government Technology & Services Coalition, a non-profit organization that brings innovative small businesses to the home
Kelli Waxman
Kelli Waxman is CEO & Founder of National Security Consulting& Investigations. Her investigation specialties include internet national security, criminal behavioral profiling, global internet linguistic research in 82 languages, threat prevention, intelligence analysis and development of proprietary investigative systems, target specific, technology aided. Ms. Waxman is the developer of a number of proprietary technological systems currently being patented to aid law enforcement.
Nathalie Velarde
Branch Chief, Language Services, Customs & Border Protection, U.S. Department of Homeland Security
Stephanie Yanta
Supervisory Special Agent, FBI
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