Mrs. Rebecca Tadesse is currently the Chief of the Radiation Protection Branch in the Office of Nuclear Regulatory Research (Research) at the United States Nuclear Regulatory Commission. She has over 27 years of experience in the operation and radiation safety of research reactors, fuel fabrication facilities, nuclear power plants and biomedical research facilities. Before coming to Research, she was the Senior Policy Advisor for Materials for Commissioners Magwood and Lyons and served as a Senior Operational Assistant in the Executive Directors Office. In an addition, Rebecca was the Chief of the Material Decommissioning Branch, Division of Waste Management and Environmental Protection, in the Office of Federal and State and Environmental Management Programs and held numerous positions in the Reactor, Material and Fuels area at the NRC as Health Physicist, Project Manager, and Technical Assistant to the Director. Prior to her appointment with NRC, she worked for Commonwealth Edison Corporation, General Atomics, and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. Rebecca earned a B.S. degree in Health Physics from Purdue University and an M.S. degree in Environmental Science/Policy from Johns Hopkins University.
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