Ms. Santiago joined NRC in 1991 as a health physicist in the Medical, Academic and Commercial Branch, Industrial and Medical Nuclear Safety (IMNS) Division, Office of Nuclear Materials Safety and Safeguards (NMSS). From 1993 to present, she served in several different positions including Technical Assistant for the Director, Office of Nuclear Regulatory Research; Technical Assistant for the Environmental Protection and Performance Assessment Directorate, Division of Waste Management, Office of Federal and State Materials and Environmental Management Programs; Technical Assistant for the Deputy Executive Director for Operations; Technical Assistant for the Division of Waste Management, NMSS; and Assistant Director for Materials, Office of Enforcement; and Commercial Section Branch Chief, IMNS, NMSS.
Before joining NRC, Ms. Santiago was Chief, Health Physics, Department of the Army, Army Materiel Command responsible for supervising Army licensing, dosimetry, waste disposal, and research reactor programs. She received the Superior Civilian Service Award for her accomplishments. Ms. Santiago consulted in emergency planning for the Salem Nuclear Generating Station and was Supervisor, Radioactive Materials, Bureau of Radiation Protection, State of New Jersey. Ms. Santiago graduated from Monmouth University in New Jersey with a B.S. degree in Biology and completed graduate work in Radiation Sciences at Rutgers University in New Jersey.