Ms. Vanski has been Director of Management and Analysis, Division of Institution and Award Support (DIAS), within the Foundation's Office of Budget, Finance, and Award Management since 2007. Her responsibilities include writing, expert review, and coordination of documents that cross DIAS program areas (i.e., NSF policy, cost analysis, audit resolution, business processes); conduct of analyses supporting division operations; and advising the Division Director on NSF program operations, general management, and workforce-related issues.
Since joining NSF staff in 1981, Ms. Vanski has held a number of positions contributing to program development and operations, budget development and execution, and management. While in the Directorate for Education and Human Resources (1990-2007), she served as Deputy Director, Division of Elementary, Secondary, and Informal Education; Senior Staff Associate for Budget and Program Analysis, Office of the Assistant Director; and NSF's internal coordinator for, and liaison to, the Federal Coordinating Council for Science, Engineering, and Technology (FCCSET) Committee on Education and Human Resources, a White House interagency effort to guide the science and engineering education investments of 16 R&D agencies. Within the former NSF Directorate for Scientific, Technological, and International Affairs (1981-1989), she served as Acting Director of Operations and Analysis, Office of the Assistant Director, as well as Staff Associate for Survey Operations within what is now the NSF National Center for Science and Engineering Statistics.
Before coming to NSF, Ms. Vanski was a Research Associate at the Urban Institute in Washington, D.C., conducting analyses of labor market segmentation, housing policy, and women and family policy. Ms. Vanski has a B.A. in Mathematical Statistics and has completed doctoral coursework in Economics, both at The George Washington University.