Rachel Liang (2019-2020)
Ms. Rachel Liang is the Nuclear Section Chief for the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency. In that capacity, she leads the team responsible for developing and maintaining strong public-private partnerships and ensuring the ongoing execution of vital homeland security programs. She also serves as a technical subject matter expert supporting the Nuclear Sector in executing the voluntary critical infrastructure protection and resilience mission.
Ms. Liang joined DHS in 2008, initially as a contractor before transitioning to Federal service in 2010. Prior to leading the Nuclear Section, she served as Deputy Chief of the Office of Infrastructure Protection’s Stakeholder Readiness and Exercise Section, where she coordinated, planned, and executed preparedness and response exercises with stakeholders across all 16 critical infrastructure sectors, as well as served as a program analyst within the Nuclear Section specializing in cybersecurity issues. She holds a Bachelor’s Degree in International Relations from American University and a Master’s Degree in WMD Security Policy from George Washington University’s Elliott School of International Affairs.