About us.

Our path into the Federal workforce was a winding one through graduate school, teaching, small and large consulting firms, and even R&D companies before landing our first jobs with the Federal Government. Together, we have over 14 years of experience working as Feds in a range of agencies with missions of defense, health, and innovation. We’ve been through the highs and lows of landing the first job, transitioning to new agencies, working towards promotions, and even questioning whether this career is what we really want to keep doing.

Our goal is that Fedability will provide you the tools and insights from two insiders on how to navigate a Federal career.

Years of private industry experience

Years of government experience


Committed to helping you love your job

Dr. Dana E. Sims

Dr. Dana E. Sims
Co-founder, Chief of Career Navigation

My professional mission is to help people think about things differently. I have spent the last 8 years working in the Federal Government. Starting off as a GS-9, I have steadily moved into the senior ranks. Over the years have worked in employee engagement, leadership and employee development, and team performance building. I haven’t always worked for the government though! I’ve also been an instructor, a researcher, and a consultant. I received my doctorate in Industrial Organizational Psychology in 2009 from the University of Central Florida. Outside of my professional world, I am an avid sailor! I also spend a lot of time walking the local area with my spunky puppy listening to a ton of business books (and crime novels).

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