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Stephanie Layman (Fed)

Prize Challenge Specialist

Stephanie Layman joined the PSCR’s Open Innovation (OI) team and Uncrewed Aircraft Systems (UAS) Portfolio in November 2021 as an Open Innovation Project Manager and transitioned into her current role, Prize Challenge Specialist, in August 2023. In both roles, she has supported internal and external R&D, communications, legal, administrative, and procurement resources to design and implement prize challenges that advance PSCR’s mission.

Prior to PSCR, Stephanie accumulated six years as a contracted project manager and research analyst for federal and local government clients, including NIST PSCR, Department of Energy (DOE), Colorado Energy Office (CEO), Denver International Airport (DIA), Regional Transportation Authority (RTA), and the City and County of Denver. She has additional experience in project management, research, and communications through her time with the United States Peace Corps, Urban Leaders Fellowship, Seoul Metropolitan Government, and LIVESTRONG Foundation.

Stephanie holds Project Management Professional (PMP) certification, a Master of Public Affairs degree from the Indiana University School of Public and Environmental Affairs (SPEA), and a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Texas at Austin. 

Created November 23, 2021, Updated January 23, 2024