Elections

The Berkeley Lab Postdoc Association (BLPA) is happy to announce the upcoming elections for its board members, which will take place from Monday, April 1st, 2019 to Friday, April 5th, 2019.

According to the bylaws, all LBNL employed and affiliated postdocs who

  • are a BLPA Volunteer (sign up here with LBNL Google email address); and
  • have attended at least one Committee and one Board meeting (check out the calendar); and
  • have co-lead a BLPA event or activity

are eligible to run for a BLPA Board seat.

All interested candidates should fill out the application form by Wednesday, March 27th, 2019 at noon.

Election Committee
Candidate profiles
Kang Yao, PhD

Energy Technologies, Energy Storage & Distributed Resources Division

  • I’m a postdoc at the Lab from 2/20/2018
  • My motivation to become a board member: Contributing to building a better postdoc community, meeting more people with a diverse background
Venkitesh Ayyar, PhD

Computing Sciences, Computational Research Division

  • I’m a postdoc at the Lab from 4/19/2018
  • My motivation to become a board member: Having benefited from the activities organized by the BLPA, I’m interested in carrying forward these activities to assist all the postdocs of Berkeley Lab
Leticia Arnedo Sanchez, PhD

Energy Sciences, Chemical Sciences Division

  • I’m a postdoc at the Lab from 6/1/2017
  • My motivation to become a board member: I would like to help to build up a postdoctoral community
Louise Lassalle, PhD

Biosciences, Molecular Biophysics & Integrated Bioimaging Division

  • I’m a postdoc at the Lab from 7/15/2016
  • My motivation to become a board member: To continue my work since I joined BLPA in 2017.
Maria Żurek, PhD

Physical Sciences, Nuclear Science Division

  • I’m a postdoc at the Lab from 7/16/2018
  • My motivation to become a board member: I want to help to build the postdoc community at Berkeley Lab and connect it with other postdoc associations and alumni network. I want to support postdoc career development in varied directions and promote diversity in our environment.
Roel Van Beeumen, PhD

Computing Sciences, Computational Research Division

  • I’m a postdoc at the Lab from 9/1/2016
  • My motivation to become a board member: I’d like to continue supporting our postdoc community at the lab!
Fadji Maina, PhD

Earth and Environment Sciences, Energy Geosciences Division

  • I’m a postdoc at the Lab from 3/16/2018
  • My motivation to become a board member: Serve postdoc community. Highlight the postdoc work and contributions to the Lab breakthrough discoveries. Improve postdoc life and experience while at the Lab.
Arnoud Everhardt, PhD

Energy Sciences, Materials Sciences Division

  • I’m a postdoc at the Lab from 8/1/2017
  • My motivation to become a board member: I want to help out with providing more networking and activities for a broad set of postdocs so they all feel included in Berkeley Lab.
Jonathan Madsen, PhD

Computing Sciences, NERSC

  • I’m a postdoc at the Lab from 9/11/2017
  • My motivation to become a board member: The BLPA is an excellent community for post-docs to gain access to social events, career resources, and other opportunities. As a board member, I would be able to positively contribute to the spread of these resource to the current and incoming postdocs.
Pei Li, PhD

Earth and Environment Sciences, Energy Geosciences Division

  • I’m a postdoc at the Lab from 2/21/2019
  • My motivation to become a board member:
  1. To know more people having different culture and background in the lab;
  2. To improve my own leadership;
  3. To make a contribution to the postdoc community of LBNL.
Nameera Baig, PhD

Earth and Environment Sciences, Climate & Ecosystem Sciences Division

  • I’m a postdoc at the Lab from 11/7/2018
  • My motivation to become a board member: Interest in assuming leadership and volunteerism for advancing goals of BLPA.
Ngoc Bui, PhD

Energy Sciences, Molecular Foundry

  • I’m a postdoc at the Lab from 12/19/2017
  • My motivation to become a board member: Maintain current activities (Communication Committee).
Karol Krizka, PhD

Physical Sciences, Physics Division

  • I’m a postdoc at the Lab from 4/14/2017
  • My motivation to become a board member: I like to help organize hikes and pub nights.