United States Nuclear Regulatory Commission - Protecting People and the Environment

Theresa Clark

Theresa Valentine Clark is the chief of the Mechanical Engineering Branch in the Office of New Reactors at the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC). In this role, she leads a group of 10 mechanical engineers who review new nuclear power plant applications to determine their safety and compliance with regulations. Previously, she served as a technical assistant in the office, with responsibilities including budget development and support to division management. Earlier in her career, Ms. Clark reviewed of risk assessments for new nuclear reactor applications as a reliability and risk engineer in the Office of New Reactors. Ms. Clark also participated in multiple cycles of the Convention on Nuclear Safety peer review of international nuclear regulatory systems. In addition, she has developed training and communications on technical review and risk-informed regulation. Ms. Clark joined the NRC in 2004 as a participant in the two-year entry-level Nuclear Safety Professional Development Program. Prior to working at the NRC, Ms. Clark attended the University of Maryland, where she earned a bachelor's and master's degree in materials science and engineering. While earning her degrees, she worked as an engineering researcher at the University of Maryland, as a summer hire at the NRC, and as a web developer at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center.
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