People: Kristen Dwyer joins Nevada Governor’s Office of Workforce Innovation

Isla Young, executive director of the Nevada Governor’s Office of Workforce Innovation, announced May 26 that Kristen Dwyer joined the staff as a Grants and Programs Manager.

Previously, Dwyer was a project coordinator at the College of Southern Nevada, where she was responsible for initiating, managing and reporting on all aspects of a $1 million STEM grant at the school. She also previously served as coordinator to the vice president of academic affairs at CSN.

At OWINN, Dwyer will be responsible for managing nearly $20 million of federal grants awarded to the state agency.

“As OWINN continues to develop our federal funding portfolio, having an incredibly strong talent in place is key to compliance and maximum impact. Kristen brings years of experience around grant management,” Young said in a statement. “We are thrilled to have her join our OWINN team.”

Prior to CSN, Dwyer served for eight years in various capacities for the Harte Research Institute for Gulf of Mexico Studies at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi. She received her B.S. in Agricultural Communications and Journalism from Texas A&M University and an M.A. in Communications from Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi.


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