Sam Ray is an Electronics Engineer with the Public Safety Communications Research Division (PSCR) at NIST’s Communication Technology Laboratory. In that role, he serves as the portfolio lead for PSCR on projects sponsored by the Department of Homeland Security and as a technical contributor to various projects in the portfolio. He also oversees the engagement of students in PSCR's mission through NIST student programs. Prior to his arrival at NIST in 2016, Mr. Ray spent 20 years in various system test, deployment and engineering management roles in cellular/LTE infrastructure and device teams for Motorola and Nokia. Sam earned his BA from Hardin-Simmons University and BSEE from Texas Tech University and studied Systems Engineering at the University of Texas at Arlington.