Stephanie Layman has served as the UAS Prize Challenge Specialist for the National Institute of Standards and Technology's Public Safety Communications Research Division (NIST PSCR) since 2023. She joined the NIST PSCR Open Innovation team and Uncrewed Aircraft Systems Portfolio as an Open Innovation Project Manager in 2021. In both roles, she has supported internal and external research and development, communications, legal, administrative, and procurement resources to design and implement prize challenges that advance PSCR’s mission. Prior to PSCR, Stephanie accumulated six years as a contracted project manager and research analyst for federal and local government clients, including NIST PSCR, the Department of Energy, Colorado Energy Office, Denver International Airport, Regional Transportation Authority, and the City and County of Denver. She has additional experience in project management, research, and communications through her time with the United States Peace Corps, Urban Leaders Fellowship, Seoul Metropolitan Government, and LIVESTRONG Foundation. Stephanie holds Project Management Professional (PMP) certification, a Master of Public Affairs degree from the Indiana University School of Public and Environmental Affairs, and a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Texas at Austin.