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Spotlight on Commerce

The Spotlight on Commerce series highlights members of the Department of Commerce and their contributions to the Open for Business Agenda.

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Spotlight on Commerce: Jennifer Kim, Assistant Division Chief, Decennial Census Management Division, U.S. Census Bureau

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Guest blog post by Jennifer Kim, Assistant Division Chief, Decennial Census Management Division, U.S. Census Bureau I am honored to serve as the Assistant Division Chief for Content, Translation, Puerto Rico, and Island Areas Operations in the Decennial Census Management Division of the Commerce Department’s U.S. Census Bureau. In this role, I manage several operations within the Decennial Census...

Spotlight on Commerce: Hannah Wang, Primary Patent Examiner, U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO)

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Guest blog post by Hannah Wang, Primary Patent Examiner, U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) As a primary patent examiner at the Commerce Department's United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), I handle patent applications in the area of computer networking. In addition, I have the privilege of currently serving as president of the Asian Pacific American Network (APANET), one of the...

Spotlight on Commerce: Ava Jamerson, International Trade Specialist, International Trade Administration

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Guest blog post by Ava Jamerson, International Trade Specialist, International Trade Administration I am an International Trade Specialist and professional communicator in the Commerce Department’s International Trade Administration’s Enforcement and Compliance (E&C) unit. In this role, I help U.S. industries, media and the public understand the work we do to support a free, fair, and rules-based...

Spotlight on Commerce: Thomas Choi, International Program Specialist, Commercial Law Development Program (CLDP)

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Guest blog post by Thomas Choi, International Program Specialist, Commercial Law Development Program (CLDP) I am humbled to write a blog post in honor of Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month and to share my story, especially now, when this month is more important than ever. My name is Thomas Jungwoo Choi, and I serve as an International Program Specialist for the U.S. Department of...

Spotlight on Commerce: MiYong Kim, Operating Committee Chair, Bureau of Industry and Security

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Guest blog post by MiYong Kim, Operating Committee Chair, Bureau of Industry and Security I am the Chair of the Operating Committee (OC) at the Commerce Department’s Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS). In that role, I chair the interagency body that resolves contentious license applications related to munitions parts and components and exports of dual-use items including commodity, technology...

Spotlight on Commerce: Theodora Meredith, Meteorologist, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, National Weather Service

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Guest blog post by Theodora Meredith, Meteorologist, National Weather Service Office Pago Pago, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) I am a meteorologist at the Department of Commerce’s only National Weather Service office located in the southern hemisphere – the NOAA Weather Service Office Pago Pago, American Samoa. On a daily basis I communicate life-saving and impact-based...

Spotlight on Commerce: Mary Owen-Thomas, Regional Public Affairs Specialist-Chicago, Economic Development Administration (EDA)

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Guest blog post by Mary Owen-Thomas, Regional Public Affairs Specialist-Chicago, Economic Development Administration (EDA) I am a Regional Public Affairs Specialist with the Commerce Department’s Economic Development Administration’s Chicago regional office. I handle public affairs for the region, which includes Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Ohio, and Wisconsin. My goal is to raise the...

Spotlight on Commerce: Jenny Wang, Multimedia Specialist, National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)

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Guest blog post by Jenny Wang, Multimedia Specialist, National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) I am a Multimedia Specialist in the Public Affairs Office at the Commerce Department’s National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST). I joined NIST in June 2020 with the goal of creating animations that would help NIST enhance its scientific storytelling. My team and I work with...

Spotlight on Commerce: Ashley Zuelke, Program Manager, Denver Regional Office, U.S. Economic Development Administration

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Guest blog post by Ashley Zuelke, Program Manager, Denver Regional Office, U.S. Economic Development Administration I serve as a Program Manager in the Denver Regional Office at the Commerce Department’s Economic Development Administration (EDA). I joined EDA in August 2020 to support economic response to and recovery from the coronavirus pandemic. My team and I work with applicants throughout our...

Spotlight on Commerce: Tanika Hawkins, Acting Director of Administration, Office of the Secretary

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Guest blog post by Tanika Hawkins, Acting Director of Administration, Office of the Secretary I have served for 25 years at the U.S. Department of Commerce. I am the Acting Director of Administration with the Commerce Department’s Chief of Staff and oversee, coordinate, and perform all administrative functions and essential tasks for the Office of the Secretary. Each day, I directly support the...