Jessica Cox has over 20 years of experience in the chemical threat space as a researcher, bench lab chemist, and more recently as a program manager of major chemical risk and characterization programs. Currently, she is a Program Manager and Lead Chemist for the Chemical Security Analysis Center (CSAC), a Department of Homeland Security (DHS) federal laboratory sponsored by the DHS Science and Technology Directorate (S&T). This Center is collocated with the DOD assets at Aberdeen Proving Ground, MD and is focused on understanding and mitigating toxic chemical threats and hazardous chemical processes. CSAC is the nation’s only federal studies, analysis, and knowledge management center for assessing the threat and hazard associated with an accidental or intentional large-scale chemical event or chemical terrorism event in the United States. Mrs. Cox served as the program manager for the biennial Chemical Terrorism Risk Assessment that provides a comprehensive end-to-end assessment of the chemical risk to the nation for over 10 years. She now leads efforts in chemical threat characterization, opioids, and food defense.