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Women's History Month: Stephanie Felton Cutlip


Office of Civil Rights
Washington, DC
March 2009



Stephanie Felton Cutlip is a Foreign Service Construction Engineer in the Bureau of Overseas Buildings Operations (OBO). She recently converted from the Civil Service, where she was a Civil Engineer for OBO for three years. Previously, she worked in the private sector as an engineer and project manager for land development and public roadway design projects in Texas, Arizona, Maryland, Virginia, and Indiana.

Ms. Cutlip has performed TDY travel to 15 countries in the last three years to evaluate sites for New Embassy Compounds and to assess modifications to existing US Government properties. She has been an active member of OBO’s Energy and Sustainable Design and Natural Hazards Mitigation Programs, ensuring that principles of sustainability and risk management are incorporated into OBO projects.

Ms. Cutlip has a B.S. in Civil Engineering from Texas A&M University and is a licensed Professional Engineer in Maryland and Virginia. She is active in the Young Professionals Society at State, serving as Co-Chair of the Executive Board. She is also an officer in the Younger Members’ Forum of the National Capital Section of the American Society of Civil Engineers.

Ms. Cutlip has functional fluency in French and looks forward to her first overseas posting, where she will manage construction for a new or renovated diplomatic facility. In her spare time, she enjoys running, hiking, reading, and photography.


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