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Employee Spotlight

Employee Spotlight features women and men from across the Laboratory to recognize employees and showcase the institution's wealth and diversity of personal and professional backgrounds, interests, and talents.
  • Sheila Armstrong

    Sheila Armstrong—Helping hospice patients and their loved ones say good-bye

    Sheila Armstrong of the X Theoretical Design Division began her Laboratory career in 1972 but in the 1990s took a break and trained to become a hospice volunteer.10/7/14

  • Darleen Vigil

    Darleen Vigil: Growing Chimayó chile

    As soon as Darleen Vigil comes home from a hard day’s work as a vendor liaison specialist in the Laboratory’s Network and Infrastructure Engineering Division, she heads into her garden to tend to her vegetables.9/23/14

  • Ron Barber

    Ron Barber—The hobby that got out of hand

    Ron Barber, a mechanical engineer in the Laboratory’s Accelerator Operations and Technology Division, combines his love of nature and open spaces with a personal interest in researching the astronomical knowledge of long-ago civilizations that once inhabited the American Southwest.9/9/14

  • Michael Torrez

    Michael Torrez—Tracing family lineages to Colonial New Mexico

    Michael Torrez, by day a research technologist in the Laboratory's Materials Physics and Applications Division, spends much of his free time researching New Mexico's family histories.8/26/14

  • Jon Engle

    Jonathan Engle—Saving lives with nuclear energy

    Jonathan (Jon) Engle, Reines Distinguished Postdoctoral Fellow at the Laboratory, is helping lay the scientific groundwork for a new and improved cancer treatment that uses the energy produced by radioactive isotopes.8/14/14

  • Helicopter releasing red fire retardant

    Kristen Honig—The evolution of a wildfire photographer

    Honig realized that she wanted to document the beauty and destructiveness of wildfires and the sacrifices, challenges and camaraderie of the men and women protecting communities in the path of scorching blazes.6/24/14

  • José Valdez

    José Valdez—Cherishing classic cars

    Find José Valdez in his garage, intensely focused on his hobby of refurbishing classic cars, preferably from the 1930s to early 1960s. 6/24/14

  • Monika Bittman

    Monika Bittman—The vitality of artistic creation

    Monika Bittman has wanted to be an artist ever since she was a little girl in Prague, Czechoslovakia, now the Czech Republic. Today Bittman applies her creative eye and attention to detail in her work as a web designer at the Laboratory.6/2/14

  • Dave Keller

    Dave Keller—Sleepless in Los Alamos

    From the end of March into early May, Keller and the Laboratory’s other wildlife biologists monitor the Mexican Spotted Owl’s population size and locations and record noteworthy changes.6/2/14


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