Ms Tadesse joined the NEA in January 2019 and is responsible for advancing information exchange and studies in the fields of radioactive waste management, nuclear facility decommissioning, and legacy management. Ms Tadesse has over 30 years of domestic and international experience in the operation and radiation safety of research reactors, fuel fabrication facilities, nuclear power plants and biomedical research facilities.
Prior to joining NEA, Ms. Tadesse held various senior level technical positions at the United States Nuclear Regulatory Commission. Prior to her appointment with NRC, she worked for private industry
and Federal Government as a Radiation Physicist at Exelon Nuclear Corporation, General Atomics, and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.
Ms Tadesse is a US national and holds a B.S. degree in Radiation Physics from Purdue University and an M.S. degree in Environmental Science/Policy from Johns Hopkins University.