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Meet the Team



Naomi Lefkovitz

Naomi Lefkovitz

Senior Privacy Policy Advisor

Naomi Lefkovitz specializes in the impact on privacy from digital identity management, cybersecurity and other information technologies. She previously served as Director for Privacy and Civil Liberties, Cybersecurity Directorate in the White House and Senior Attorney, Division of Privacy and Identity Protection in the Federal Trade Commission.



Katie Boeckl

Katie Boeckl

Privacy Risk Strategist

Katie Boeckl is part of the Privacy Engineering Program at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST). At NIST, Katie has worked to implement the National Strategy for Trusted Identities in Cyberspace (NSTIC), co-authored NIST Special Publication 800-37: Guide for Applying the Risk Management Framework to Federal Information Systems, and contributed to Special Publication 800-63: Digital Identity Guidelines. Katie has a B.A. in English from the University of Maryland, College Park, where she specialized in technology through a digital cultures honors program.


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Nakia Grayson

IT Security Specialist

Nakia Grayson is part of the Privacy Engineering Program at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST). She supports the Privacy Engineering Program with development of privacy risk management best practices, guidance and communications efforts. She also leads Supply Chain Assurance project efforts at the National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence (NCCoE). Nakia serves as the Contracting Officer Representative for NIST cybersecurity contracts. She holds a Bachelor’s in Criminal Justice from University of Maryland-Eastern Shore and a Master’s in Information Technology, Information Assurance and Business Administration from the University of Maryland University College.



Dylan Gilbert

Privacy Policy Advisor

Dylan Gilbert is a Privacy Policy Advisor with the Privacy Engineering Program at the National Institute of Standards and Technology, U.S. Department of Commerce. In this role, he advances the development of privacy engineering and risk management processes with a focus on the Privacy Framework and emerging technologies.

Prior to joining NIST, he was Policy Counsel at Public Knowledge where he led and developed all aspects of the organization’s privacy advocacy. This included engagement with civil society coalitions, federal and state lawmakers, and a broad cross-section of external stakeholders on issues ranging from consumer IoT security to the development of comprehensive federal privacy legislation. He spent the early part of his career as a working musician and freelance writer in his native southern California.

Dylan holds a B.A. in English from the College of William and Mary and a J.D. from the George Washington University Law School.





Jess Dickson

IT Privacy Specialist

Jessica (Jess) Dickson leads the Privacy Engineering Program (PEP) team’s integration of privacy risk management guidance and best practices into NIST deliverables and advances the development of related international standards.

Prior to joining PEP, Jess worked in various privacy operations roles both as a federal employee and as a privacy consultant helping other organizations address their privacy programs’ needs. This work has included conducting privacy risk assessments of IT systems, projects, and processes; development of governance policies and procedures that inform privacy risk management activities; and leading various privacy outreach and strategic communications initiatives.

Jess earned her B.A. from John Carroll University and her M.A. from The George Washington University.




Created August 3, 2017, Updated April 22, 2022