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A 21 year veteran of Internet networking, she is the Vice President of IANA at ICANN. The Internet Assigned Numbers Authority (IANA) is the entity that oversees global IP address allocation, autonomous system number allocation, root zone management in the Domain Name System (DNS), media types, and other Internet Protocol-related symbols and numbers. IANA is a department operated by the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers, also known as ICANN. Before joining ICANN, she worked for Juniper Networks for nine years, serving most recently as Director of Software Product Management. Prior to that, she worked as the Director of Operations for the @Home Network, which built and operated the first national backbone for delivery of Internet Services by North American cable operators. Prior to joining @Home Network, she served as the Associate Director National Networking at Merit Network in Michigan. While at Merit she was also a Principle Investigator for NSFNET's T3 Backbone Project and the Routing Arbiter Project. In addition to her commercial experience, she has been the Co-chair of the Internet Planning Group (IEPG), Chair and Co-founder of the North American Network Operators' Group (NANOG), the National Science Foundation's representative on the Federal Engineering Planning Group and a member of the Internet Architecture Board (IAB). She holds a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Michigan.
Noted For:Principle Investigator for NSFNET's T3 Backbone Project and the Routing Arbiter Project
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