Renee Wallingford is the Assistant to the Dean at Rockefeller College, University at Albany. She earned an M.A. in political science from the University at Albany in 2005 and was a 2006 Fellow on Public Policy at the Center for Women in Government in Civil Society (CWGCS). During her fellowship with CWGCS, she worked at the State of New York's Bureau of Refugee and Immigrant Affairs. Prior to joining the College, Renee worked as a contract manager for the State of New York Office of Temporary and Disability Assistance. She also worked on several federally funded projects that examined terrorist organization characteristics, behaviors, and network patterns. Prior to working in the dean's office, Renee served as Assistant Director of the Center for Policy Research (CPR) at Rockefeller College. In this position she assisted faculty members in identifying grants and outside funding sources for their work as well as provided assistance with all aspects of the proposal writing process. In her role as Assistant to the Dean, Renee provides administrative support to the College and Dean and plans and implements special projects. She also works with the Rockefeller College Advisory Board and assists with speaker series and other College sponsored events. Renee also oversees the College's commencement programs and works on the College's development efforts.