Deputy Chief, Office of Citizenship
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services
Washington , District Of Columbia
Nathan Stiefel is the deputy chief of the Office of Citizenship at U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS). In this role, he manages the day-to-day operations of the office and coordinates the program’s education, outreach, and capacity-building initiatives.
From 2009-2011, he served as the office’s division chief for policy and programs. In this capacity, he oversaw the office’s core programs to promote citizenship rights and responsibilities and an understanding of U.S. history and civics among permanent residents. Major efforts included the development of the online USCIS Citizenship Resource Center and implementation of a national outreach and awareness initiative to reach the approximately 8.5 million permanent residents eligible to apply for U.S. citizenship.
Prior to joining USCIS, Mr. Stiefel served as a team leader for Nortel Government Solutions where he developed publications and web-based communication strategies for federal agencies. From 2003-2004, Mr. Stiefel served as executive assistant to the president of the Congressional Institute, a Washington D.C.-based not-for-profit corporation dedicated to helping Members of Congress better serve their constituents and providing the general public with an understanding of the legislative process. Before joining the Congressional Institute, Mr. Stiefel worked for ALSAC/St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, where he organized local fundraising initiatives and developed informational publications for the Hampton Roads region of Virginia.
A native of Virginia Beach, VA, Mr. Stiefel earned a B.S. in Mass Media Communication from Oral Roberts University, an M.A. in Communication from Regent University, and a Certificate in Leadership from the University of Virginia.
Sunday, June 26
1:00 PM – 2:30 PM