Steronica Dunston Mattocks
Steronica Dunston Mattocks currently serves as a Program Analyst for the USDOT Office of Small and Disadvantaged Business Utilization's (OSDBU) Regional Assistance Division (RAD). RAD provides compliance oversight, program development and management to the Department's National Small Business Transportation Resource Center (SBTRC) Program. Steronica provides oversight and guidance to the 11 regional SBTRCs. Additionally, she carries out all phases of grant lifecycles. The SBTRCs are capacity-building resources for disadvantaged small businesses nationwide. These centers are responsible for administering the department's Bonding Education Program (BEP), Women and Girls in Transportation Initiative (WITI) Program, and access to capital workshops. In 2022, OSDBU will roll out the Pathways to Entrepreneurship Program (PEP) geared towards college students and is being piloting by Steronica.
Steronica brings distinct experiences to OSDBU. Before joining the office, she was a Sr. International Transportation Specialist in the Department's Office of the Secretary's (OST), Office of International Transportation & Trade (OITT). In addition, her previous government experience includes serving as the Acting Director for the Office of International Affairs for Mayor's Office in Atlanta, Georgia. Steronica served as a Development Officer for Africare, a humanitarian assistance organization. Steronica was Director of Business Development for a minority and veteran-owned full-service IT company. She was a co-founder and owner of a wholesale tour company in Atlanta, Georgia, specializing in tours to Cape Town, where she lived for one year.
Steronica earned a Master of Public Administration (MPA) degree with a concentration in International Administration & Development from Clark-Atlanta University and a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration with a concentration in Marketing & Management from Knoxville College in Tennessee. Steronica studied French at Institut de France in Southern France. In addition, she is a 2018 graduate of the DOT Aspiring Leaders Program at American University.