We’re pleased to announce that the African American ERG, the Asian Pacific Islander ERG, the Veterans ERG, and the Women Scientist and Engineers Council have appointed the following people to subcommittee and steering committee positions. Welcome Miles, Sandy, Alex and Juliane!
Steering Committee Member, African American Employee Resource Group
Miles Green is the audio visual technical specialist in the IT Collaboration Services Group. He started at the Lab in March 2019 and has been instrumental in providing video conference support to the Lab community. Miles is a graduate of Morehouse College in Atlanta, GA with a background in technology publishing. When he’s not hosting events or solving technical problems; you can find Miles riding a mountain bike, playing tennis or producing groovy remixes.
Steering Committee Member, Asian Pacific Islander Employee Resource Group
Sandy joined Berkeley Lab in September 2015 as an HR Division Partner. She is currently the interim Sr. HR Division Partner supporting the Environmental Genomics & Systems Biology Division and the Molecular Biophysics & Integrated Bioimaging Division within the Biosciences Area. She provides strategic and operational HR support and consultation to division leaders and employees. Sandy is an avid learner and enjoys helping people. She believes her role as an HRDP allows her to help management and employees every day by bringing the “human” into human resources, which makes her happy and excited for her work. Prior to joining the Lab, Sandy was an HR Generalist at Fred Finch Youth Center in Oakland as the benefits and HR information systems administrator.
Sandy obtained her B.A. in Gender Women’s Studies and minor in Ethnic Studies from the University of California, Berkeley (Go Bears!) and her MBA from the California State University, East Bay (Go Pioneers!). In addition, Sandy holds a certificate in Human Resources Management.
Sandy enjoys spending time with her husband, 2 sons, and dog being foodies trying new foods.
Chair, Veterans Employee Resource Group Outreach Committee
Alex joined Berkeley Lab in January of 2016 as a Sr HRDP. Alex is responsible for partnering with her client base, Biosciences Area, to drive strategic workforce planning, employee engagement, performance management, diversity, equity & inclusion, and other employee programs to align overall talent strategy with the Area Strategic Plan.
Prior to joining the Lab, Alex was the sole HR Officer at the start up Stem Cell Agency in San Francisco. This position required her to hire scientists and operation staff and create policies for a small newly created state agency in a growing scientific field. Before the Stem Cell Agency, Alex worked at UCSF as the Staffing Manager supporting the campus clients of Schools of Medicine, Nursing, Dentistry and Pharmacy.
Alex holds a B.S. Degree in Interpersonal and Public Communication from Central Michigan University and earned a Strategic HR Business Partner Certification from the Human Capital Institute. In addition, Alex is certified by two national HR organizations (SHRM and HRCI).
Alex comes from a family of military members including her father, uncles, brother, and nephew and is looking forward to contributing to the Veterans ERG.
Co-Chair, Women Scientists & Engineers Council Policy Subcommittee
Juliane is a Project Scientist in the Computing Group of the Advanced Light Source. She started at the Lab in January 2020 as part of the DOE-BES Data Solution Task Force Pilot which is a collaboration of all 5 DOE light sources and CAMERA to develop and promote collaborative and sustainable software for data acquisition, handling, analysis and visualization. Here she works together with scientists and software developers to provide user-friendly software tools to the scientific community in various research fields.
Juliane obtained her PhD in physics at the Deutsches Elektronen-Synchrotron (DESY) in Hamburg, Germany, where she developed methods for mapping the chemical composition of nano materials. Prior to joining the Lab, she was a postdoctoral researcher at La Trobe University and the Australian Synchrotron in Melbourne, Australia, followed by a beamline scientist appointment at the X-ray Fluorescence Microscopy beamline at the Australian Synchrotron. Over the course of her career, Juliane was always strongly involved in multi-modal analysis approaches and is passionate about combining multiple techniques for comprehensive scientific discovery.
When she is not discussing the next steps in software development or debugging her code, Juliane enjoys photography, singing (in a choir) and recently also open-water swimming at the Berkeley Marina.