Debbie Hughes joined BHEF in 2011 and serves as senior director of higher education and workforce. In this role, she oversees the development and implementation of numerous strategic areas of the National Higher Education and Workforce Initiative, including programmatic activities in emerging fields such as cybersecurity and data science. Prior to joining BHEF, Debbie was the director of public/private partnerships for Project Lead the Way, leading the organization’s development of strategic relationships and a national STEM education agenda. She was also a program manager in the U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Workforce Development for Teachers and Scientists. In this position, she focused on creating opportunities for students and educators to participate in America's research enterprise as a means to improving the competitiveness of U.S. industry and overall scientific literacy.
Cybersecurity: Northern Virginia’s High-Tech Skills Gap
Technology has not only changed the way the world does business, but the way the world trains and prepares for jobs.