Mrs. Lori Brazfield is the Director of the Nevada System Sponsored Programs Office which houses the Nevada EPSCOR program. She is responsible for the administrative operations which includes research compliance and program management. She works with the EPSCoR Chair along with the Vice Presidents of Research and the Nevada EPSCoR Advisory Board to support the strong focus of the state which is to build research, technology and workforce development within higher education.Lori has been with NSHE for over 10 years and involved in grants management and grant writing for over 15 years. Her non-profit and university career has focused on early childhood education and health education for K-16 and she previously worked for private enterprise managing special events. She is a member of the National Council of University Research Administrators and Society of Research Administrators International. She has her BA in Communication Studies from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas and her MBA in Conflict and Negotiations from Trident University International.