Tanaga A. Boozer, Program Advisor, U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
Program Advisor, Office of Education and Outreach
Ms. Boozer has several years of experience developing and promoting innovation and technology transfer programs in the U.S and abroad. The Program Advisor in the Office of Education and Outreach directs and coordinates intellectual property (IP) educational outreach programs and partnerships with external organizations, academic institutions and federal agencies. Ms. Boozer conducts invention education seminars for Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) administrators and educators. She also develops and implements new educational programs in conformance with the policies, mission and goals of the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). Prior to joining the USPTO, Ms. Boozer was the Director of Technology Transfer at Florida A&M University (FAMU) and taught Protecting Your Research, a graduate Intellectual Property Course for scientists and engineers. She gained extensive innovation experience early in her career while working for Procter & Gamble, Insmed Biopharmaceutical Company, the National Institute of Standards and Technology and the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office as a Chemical Patent Examiner. She holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemistry from Rust College, an M.B.A. from Prairie View A&M University, J.D. degree from the University of Mississippi and LL.M. in Intellectual Property from George Washington University.