Veronica started at the Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory in August of 2018 as an Operations Coordinator for the National Health Mission Area. Since then, she expanded her focus areas and has works on five programs across two mission areas; National Health and Homeland Protection. Her work in National Health focused on performance improvement across Navy and Marine Corps health and readiness and disaster prevention, preparedness, and response, which included heavy involvement in the nation’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic alongside FEMA and the White House Task Force. Her work in Homeland Protection has grown into a role as the Operations Coordinator for the Institute for Assured Autonomy. As the IAA’s OC, Veronica helps develop and build the IAA’s image, expand their network, and strengthen their relationship with other organizations focused on assuring autonomy in order to help define JHU as a leader in autonomous systems and artificial intelligence. Veronica is LUMA certified in the fundamentals of Human-Centered Design. In her time at APL, Veronica has leveraged her communication and networking skills along with her passion for Design Thinking into lasting relationships with sponsors at the U.S. Navy Bureau of Medicine and Surgery, FEMA, and the CDC, among other agencies.
Veronica received her Masters in Communication from the Johns Hopkins University in 2022. Before starting at JHU/APL, Veronica attended the University of Florida and graduated Cum Laude in 2018 with a B.S. in Psychology and a minor in Arabic Language and Literature.