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Deputy Under Secretary

Stacy Dean
Deputy Under Secretary

Stacy Dean, Deputy Under Secretary, FNCS
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Stacy Dean serves as the Deputy Under Secretary for the USDA Food, Nutrition, and Consumer Services where she works to advance President Biden’s agenda on increasing nutrition assistance for families and individuals as well as tackling systemic racism and barriers to opportunity that have denied so many the chance to get ahead.

Prior to joining President Biden’s team at USDA, Dean served as the Vice President for Food Assistance Policy at the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities. She directed CBPP’s food assistance team, which published frequent reports on how federal nutrition programs affect families and communities and developed policies to improve them.

In addition to her work on federal nutrition programs, Dean directed CBPP efforts to integrate the delivery of health and human services programs at the state and local levels. Before joining CBPP, she worked as a budget analyst at the Office of Management and Budget.

Dean earned her bachelor’s and master’s degree in public policy from the University of Michigan.

Page updated: May 17, 2024