Laura Adochio

Laura Adochio, Program Lead, DIS

“The greatest challenge of my career was trying to come back after being out, but I don’t think I would have wanted to balance those two things simultaneously…In the end, I think I ended up exactly where I am supposed to be. I wouldn’t go back and trade any of it.”

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Julie Carrera

Julie Carrera, Interim Director, SSS

“I always remember the safety briefing instruction to put your oxygen mask on first,” said Carrera. “You cannot be an effective leader if you run yourself into the ground. It’s important to care for yourself so you can best support your team and set an example for others to do the same.”

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Laura Jamison

Laura Jamison, Principal Nuclear Engineer, CFC

“I love the broad impact my work has,” Jamison said. “My focus may be on completing a specific experiment in the lab, or researching a particular material property, but the result of that work can have impact across the United States and the world.”

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Caitlin Sarna

Caitlyn Sarna, Risk Analyst, DIS

“I am not a hands-on scientist in a lab doing experiments, but I am in the lab culture and I’m able to take scientists’ and industry leaders ideas and data, put them on paper and analyze a variety of threats that may be  hard for others to understand.”

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Carolyn Tomchik

Carolyn Tomchik, Nuclear Engineer, NSE

“My work examines the operating limits of various nuclear fuel designs,” she explained. “How much can a material or fuel withstand before it fails? We want to engineer materials that can withstand not only a lifetime of normal reactor operation, but also any accident or abnormal scenario.”

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Last Updated: October 10, 2022