Daphne Siefert-Herron currently serves as communications officer for message and public relations within the IT Communications Office. She leads a team that includes media relations and events management professionals, writers, and editors. She also serves on the advisory board of International Science Grid this Week (iSGTW), and is co-PI on a National Science Foundation grant to support iSGTW. She has served as communications and organizing chair for several international technical conferences, including the IEEE CloudCom and eScience conferences.
Siefert-Herron has more than 15 years of experience in communications and marketing, with specific emphasis on information technology. Her areas of expertise include science and technical writing, media and public relations, and events management. She has a particular interest in translating highly technical information for lay audiences, and is a subject-matter expert in the areas of high performance computing, cloud computing, networking, and IT research. Siefert-Herron holds English and non-profit management degrees from Indiana University.
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