ECU's Department of Kinesiology is the first winner of the Departmental Cup, a trophy purchased by ECU with a grant from the North Carolina Biotechnology Center, recognizing science communication excellence.
De directs the proposal submission processes for Center grants and loans, and supports the applicant community with program information and assistance. She also serves as program manager for the Event Sponsorships and Meeting Grants.
She received her master’s degree in liberal arts from Duke University and her bachelor’s degree in English from North Carolina State University. Before joining NCBiotech in 2007, she was assistant director for pre-award and database management in the Office of Sponsored Programs and Grants Management at Radford University in Radford, Virginia.