Rebecca Medina is the newly named Director of the Office of University Programs (OUP) at the Department of Homeland Security Science and Technology Directorate. Prior to joining OUP, she served as the Directorate’s Attaché at the U.S. Embassy London and as the European Branch Chief, managing all research and development partnerships in Europe, including with the North Atlantic Treat Organization. Within the Directorate Ms. Medina also served as the Senior Policy Advisor for the Explosives Division, coordinating their interactions with Congress, the media and international partners. She came to DHS S&T in 2005 with Booz Allen Hamilton and worked in Office of Systems Engineering and Design.
Prior to joining the Department of Homeland Security, Ms. Medina spent three years as a Senior Defense Analyst at the Government Accountability Office where her major efforts focused on reviews of force structure realignment at the Department of Defense and international public health initiatives being led by the Department of State. She also worked for the United States Senate and The Washington Institute for Near East Policy.
Ms. Medina holds a Master of Public Policy from the Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University and a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from Miami University.