Carol Valladao has served Berkeley Lab in multiple key operational management roles over more than 18 years. During that time, she has collaborated with multidisciplinary teams engaged in program development and research administration throughout periods of unprecedented growth for divisions within lab’s Earth and Environmental Sciences Area (EESA). Valladao is currently the Program Operations Analyst Manager for EESA and the Program Operations Analyst Lead for the Energy Geosciences Division (EGD).
As Program Operations Analyst Manager, Valladao manages and directs a team of program administrators in support of EESA’s scientific research portfolio and collaborates with senior personnel on operational matters in connection with that research. In her role within EGD, Valladao takes the lead on operational planning and management of complex projects and programs, such as the Discovery Geosciences Program Domain and the Geothermal Systems Program.
Valladao has managed multimillion-dollar projects from a variety of funding sources including DOE Advanced Research Projects Agency – Energy, Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy, and Office of Science, and the California Energy Commission. Valladao has managed multiple projects from proposal development through project completion working together with multidisciplinary research teams to meet project milestones and deliverables.
Valladao is the Project Manager for the EGS Collab – Stimulation Investigations for Geothermal Modeling Analysis and Validation (SIGMA-V) project and independently manages the operational planning and controls for this complex project with eight national laboratories, seven universities, and many industry partners. EGS Collab is funded by the Geothermal Technologies Office (GTO).
Valladao has more than 10 years’ experience in Quality Assurance preparing, reviewing and adhering to stringent policies and procedures on the Yucca Mountain Project and currently on the Spent Fuel and Waste Science and Technology project for the DOE Nuclear Technology Research and Development program.