Women Scientists and Engineers Council (WSEC) at Berkeley Lab advocates for career development and work-life balance for women. Anyone (including men) who advocates for women in the sciences can become a member. Ongoing throughout the year, WSEC holds events and contributes to lab-wide efforts.
Each division sends an official representative. EGD’s WSEC representative is Romy Chakraborty. CESD’s WSEC representative is Jiamin Wan. Reach out to them if you have concerns. They’re here to listen.
“My work is motivated on the one hand, by a deep desire to limit the harm modern society does to our planet, and on the other hand, by a fascination with how the natural world works. By working on climate change and ecosystem dynamics I am able to feed both my curiosity about the world and, hopefully, to influence the choices we make as a society.” – Lara Kueppers
“The role of terrestrial ecosystems in the Earth system is complex and fascinating, as well as critically important for maintaining climate and producing food. Scientific research is needed not only to better understand terrestrial ecosystems but also to be better stewards of our planet. Plus, I love doing field work!” – Margaret Torn
Watch this video of this year’s Women @ The Lab awards!