K. Denise Rucker Krepp is a homeland security, transportation, and sexual assault expert who began her career as an active duty Coast Guard officer in 1998.

After September 11, 2001, Ms. Krepp was a member of the team that created the Transportation Security Administration and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security.  Ms. Krepp was a staffer on the House of Representatives Homeland Security Committee and then served as Chief Counsel at the U.S. Maritime Administration during the first Obama administration.  Ms. Krepp is currently a private consultant, writer, and lecturer. She’s published essays in the Washington Post, Journal of Commerce, Tradewinds, Jezebel, The Hill, American Shipper, Maritime Executive, Chronicle of Higher Education, and Roll Call.

Ms. Krepp is also a locally elected DC official and Girl Scout troop leader.


Homeland Security – Helped create the Transportation Security Administration and the Department of Homeland Security.  Wrote DHS' authorizing legislation regarding maritime security, rail, and mass transit security.

Sexual Assault – Sharing lessons learned with parents and students on using positional power to change how colleges and universities address campus rape.  Sharing same lessons with Catholic parishioners to effect change in the Catholic Church.

Transparency – Successfully sued the Department of Justice for information regarding the prosecution of violent crimes in Washington, DC.  Using the information gained to pressure DOJ to increase prosecution rate of sexual assaults.



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