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Heritage Month Archive

Three Questions for Blanca Bocobo

Blanca Bocobo’s father wanted the American dream for his family, so he walked from Michoacan, Mexico to Stockton, Calif. to find work. Bocobo, a 14-year Lab veteran with the Benefits office in HR, shares this story, and more, in this 3Q4, the last in our Latin American Heritage Month series. Lab Benefits analyst and Health […]

Three Questions for Danila Ushizima

Daniela Ushizima of the Computational Research Division credits her Brazilian heritage for her resilience, a valuable trait for those in the field of experimental sciences, she says. Daniela Ushizima started at the Lab as a postdoc 13 years ago and is now a staff scientist working with machine learning and computer vision for scientific image […]

Three Questions for Lino Sanchez

Learn how Lino Sanchez was inspired by the HVAC business created by his dad — who started out working in the coffee fields of Columbia — to research energy efficiency in support of low-income communities in this 3Q4, the third in our Latin American Heritage Month series. Lino Sanchez has worked at the Lab for […]

Three Questions for Joselyn Delgado

Joselyn Delgado shares her family’s journey from Chichigalpa, Nicaragua to the U.S., how she connects with her culture, and the chance encounter that brought her to the Lab, in this 3Q4, the second in our Latin American Heritage Month series. Joselyn Delgado, an administrator for the Government and Community Relations Office, has worked at the […]

Latin-themed Groove Lounge with DJ Miles Green – October 1, 2020

In collaboration with the Latin American & Native American (LANA) Employee Resource Group, the Groove Lounge is back for an evening of Latin themed music.  Thursday, October 1 (add it to your calendar) Time: 5:30 – 6:30pm Zoom: In case you missed it, click here for past recordings: Click here for audio only. […]

Latin American Heritage Month Zoom Background

This month’s Latin American Heritage Month banner was designed by LANA member and Creative Services Graphic Designer Eduardo de Ugarte and it’s now available as a Zoom background. DOWNLOAD HERE “To represent and celebrate the broad diversity of cultures represented in Latin America, I was inspired by traditional North and Central American textiles (provided by […]

Latin American Heritage Month 3Q4: Armando Casillas

We kick off the first day of Latin American Heritage Month with three questions for Armando Casillas, a scientific engineer in the Energy Technologies Area. Learn how he connects with and draws from his culture at work and personally. Look for a 3Q4 each week during Latin American Heritage Month. Armando Casillas, of the Building […]

LANA Hangs Banner in Honor of Latin American Heritage Month

The Latin American and Native American (LANA) Employee Resource Group unveiled a new banner this week in honor of Latin American Heritage Month.  Designed by LANA member and Creative Services Graphic Designer Eduardo de Ugarte, the banner features the new LANA logo which represents the sun sign common across North, Central and South America with […]

Q&A with Kelliane Parker, Co-Chair of Berkeley Lab’s Lambda Alliance ERG

What inspired you to become the Co-Chair of Berkeley Lab’s Lambda Alliance Employee Resource Group?  My main hobby is volunteering for purpose driven activities, both at work and home. When the former co-lead retired, I happily stepped up. What role do ERGs, and in particular the Lambda Alliance, have at Berkeley Lab?  ERGs are the […]

Celebrating Asian Pacific American Heritage Month at Home

Celebrate Asian Pacific Heritage Month while sheltering in place! We asked the Lab’s Asian employee activity associations to suggest media to stream, so that you can enjoy the rich heritage of Asian American and Pacific Islander cultures. Berkeley Lab Asian Association Larry Guo, president of the Berkeley Lab Asian Association, recommends PBS’s rich offerings, which […]