Joanie Dix is the Deputy Director of the Office of Conversion within the Department of Energy’s National Nuclear Security Administration. In this position, Ms. Dix oversees the Office’s programs on converting reactors from highly enriched uranium to low enriched uranium, qualifying new low enriched uranium fuels, optimizing proliferation resistance in reactor designs, and supporting non-HEU-based medical isotope production. Ms. Dix joined DOE as a Nonproliferation Graduate Fellow in 2010 within the former Global Threat Reduction Initiative, and served for a number of year as the Domestic Mo-99 Project Manager within that office. Following this, Ms. Dix moved to Vienna, Austria to work at the International Atomic Energy Agency, supporting efforts to minimize the use of highly enriched uranium around the world. Ms. Dix holds a Master’s degree in Nonproliferation & Counterterrorism from the Monterey Institute of International Studies, and a Bachelor’s degree in International Relations from the University of San Diego.
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