Academic Credentials
  • M.S., Environmental Management, University of Maryland, College Park, 2005
  • B.A., Biology, Colorado College, 1987
Professional Honors
  • Phi Kappa Phi academic honor society

Ms. Stephens has more than 26 years of experience with EPA, FDA and USDA regulatory projects.

Ms. Stephens' experience includes pesticide (FIFRA) regulatory projects through her work in industry, consulting, and the Federal government. Her US work includes strategic planning, agency liaison activities, data development planning and management, submission and follow-on support for new food and non-food use active ingredient and product registrations for conventional chemicals, microbial and biopesticide registrations, inert ingredient approvals, import tolerances. In addition, she manages responses for Agency reviews of existing pesticides the pesticide reevaluation (registration review) process for existing chemicals under review. Ms. Stephens has significant experience planning global registration strategies with multi-disciplinary teams and has key contacts to support global registration efforts partnering with Exponent.   

In addition to pesticide expertise, she has experience with FDA-regulated animal drug approvals, including assessing data requirements for New Animal Drug approvals (NADs) and obtaining and managing Investigational New Animal Drug approvals (INADs) for these types of products.

Ms. Stephens has also managed USDA APHIS program projects as a Federal employee and written, managed, and reviewed compliance projects under the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) both as a Federal employee and as a consultant. Ms. Stephens has expertise in permitting for non-genetically modified and genetically modified organisms regulated by USDA APHIS.