Deputy for Program and Project Management, Institute for Water Resources
American living in Virginia, USA
Kerry is the Deputy for Program and Project Management for the Institute for Water Resources (IWR), U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. Kerry leads an interdisciplinary team of program and project managers across the U.S. budgeting and executing water resource engineering projects in navigation, flood risk management and aquatic ecosystem restoration. Kerry co-chaired the Monitoring and Assessment Program for the Corps’ Everglades Restoration Program and she participated on the President’s Council on Environmental Quality Interagency Forum on Environmental Collaboration and Conflict Resolution.
Kerry contributed to the creation of a Collaboration and Public Participation Center of Expertise for the Corps of Engineers and she is on the Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Accessibility Counsel for IWR. Kerry has lived and worked as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Mauritania, where she solely assessed community problems and implemented projects through partnerships with international governments and NGO’s.
She executed projects in Arabic and French and dealt with the harsh realities of being female in a conservative Muslim country in the Saharan Desert. Kerry has a B.S. in Systems Engineering from the University of Pennsylvania and is certified as a Project Management Professional.
She is passionate about the environment and helping young women in STEMM. Kerry enjoys traveling, photography, painting and playing piano.