June 24, 2024

Top Dahlgren Technology Official, Alumna to Deliver UMW Commencement Address

UMW alumna Jennifer Clift ’00 will deliver UMW’s 112th Commencement speech on Saturday, May 6, 2023.

UMW alumna Jennifer Clift ’00 will deliver UMW’s 112th Commencement speech on Saturday, May 6, 2023.

A University of Mary Washington alumna and top technology official at the Naval Surface Warfare Center Dahlgren Division (NSWCDD) will deliver UMW’s Commencement speech next month.

Jennifer E. Clift, senior scientific technical manager and chief technology officer for NSWCDD, Virginia’s largest federal research and development employer, will address the University’s graduating class at the 112th Commencement on Saturday, May 6, at 9 a.m., on Mary Washington’s Ball Circle.

In her current role, Clift drives the vision and heads the efforts for advancing the Center’s technical capabilities through investments, partnerships and education. She oversees the Center’s innovation laboratory, science & technology portfolio, academic partnering and technology transfer efforts.

Throughout her 25-year career with NSWCDD, Clift has served in various technical and organizational leadership roles. As deputy head of the Electromagnetic and Sensor Systems Department, she provided leadership to a 600-person organization supporting research and development in the areas of electronic warfare, spectrum operations and advanced sensors. Read more.