The Earth and Environmental Sciences Area (EESA) committees, Division Representatives, and Lab-wide committees enable EESA and Berkeley Lab to make decisions, take action on, or report on subject matter critical to operational and scientific activities. If you would like more information or are interested in participating on discussions regarding the subject areas identified below, please feel free to contact the representative or member.

EESA Organized Committees and Councils

Area and Division Councils

The Earth and Environmental Sciences Area Council is composed of the Division Directors, all program domain leads, department heads, operations managers, human resources, and the safety coordinator plus ad-hoc members. The council is chaired by the Associate Lab Director and meets once a month, typically on Mondays.

Division Councils, which are held once a month, are chaired by the Division Director and includes the department heads, Division program domain leads, operations managers, human resources, and the safety coordinator plus ad-hoc members.


Council Members

Awards Committee

Distinguished Scientists Seminar Series Committee

The Distinguished Scientist Seminar Series Committee invites eminent individuals from various disciplines in the scientific community whose research is outstanding, interdisciplinary, and of broad interest to strategic initiatives in the earth sciences to present their research at Berkeley Lab.

Area Equipment & Instrument Committee

Sub-committees: Computational Resources, Laboratory Resources, Field Support Resources

Area Staff Committee

Area Safety Committee

Lab-wide Committee and Council Representatives

Conference Council – Carol Valladao

CSAC & CPIC – Peter Lau

Communications Council – Maryann Villavert

Diversity and Inclusion Council – Travis O’Brien & Marilyn Saarni (Area Representatives)

Division Business Council (DBC) – Peter Lau

IT Council (ITC) – Mike Kowalsky

Lab Staff Committee (LSC) – Curt Oldenburg (EGD) & Hoi-Ying Holman (CESD)

Laboratory Support Advisory Committee (LSAC) – Peter Lau (Area and EGD) & Eoin Brodie (CESD)

Laboratory Awards Committee – Jonathan Ajo-Franklin (EGD) & Margaret Torn (CESD)

Library Committee – John Christensen

Property Management – Karen Elliott & Peter Lau

Resource Management Leadership Council (RMLC) – Grace Miller

Safety Advisory Committee (SAC) – John Christensen

Travel Liaison Committee (TLC) – Karen Elliott

Vehicle Access and Alternative Transportation advisory group – Jacob Gimbel

Women Scientists and Engineers Council (WSEC) – Jiamin Wan (EGD) & Romy Chakraborty (CESD), Chair of the Empowerment Committee