Tammy Whetter is a Senior Contract and Grant Officer at the University of California, Riverside (UCR) Office of Technology Partnerships. Tammy began her career working for the DoD and DoE in the contracting officer series. While working for the Defense Contract Management Agency in Phoenix, Tammy was promoted to a supervisory role and was responsible for four Contracting Officer teams and the contract administration of large DoD contractors as well as over four hundred small businesses in the Phoenix area. She has 3 years’ experience in private industry as Contract Manager for a DoD contractor, 17 years’ experience as a Contract Manager and Senior Contracts Officer with non-profits and institutes of higher education. She has been responsible for pre award and post award activities for all types and kinds of federal and industry contracts for supplies, services and research and development. Tammy graduated with a BA at the University of Illinois and has been a certified member of the Defense Acquisition Corp, has presented at National Council of University Research Administrators (NCURA) conferences and has held an officer position in the National Contract Management Association (NCMA).