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A diverse workforce and inclusive culture drive LLNL’s innovation

At Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL), our leaders and employees are committed to creating an environment where we respect and value the diverse talents, perspectives, ideas, backgrounds, and life experiences of all employees. We believe this gives rise to the most innovative ideas and fosters our ability to take on and solve grand challenges that our mission demands.

Investments in the development of our workforce and in the practice of “team science,” and the team approach throughout LLNL, are a vital component of our success. We are always expanding the definition of “team” through a healthy research culture of workforce diversity, inclusion, mutual respect, openness, interdisciplinary teaming, and partnerships.

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Developing our employees and our Lab’s culture

We have a vibrant, diverse, and inclusive environment that offers a variety of ways for employees to engage, learn, and share perspectives.

We invest in our employees by providing opportunities for personal and professional growth through continuing education, invited speakers, "Lunch and Learn" meetings with leaders, workshops, development courses, employee resource groups, and celebrations.

For more about the various educational opportunities, employee resource groups, and community events at LLNL, visit Employee Engagement.

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Our People in Action

Our employees form diverse, multidisciplinary teams of talented individuals who share a collective passion for results.

Explore their stories and see how they have contributed to the Laboratory’s success.

Lynda Tesillo

Lynda Tesillo

“LLNL is a great place to work because of the unique mission, exciting science and engineering, and fantastic work-life balance.”

Lynda was intrigued by LLNL’s mission to study and practice science in the national interest. “The diverse and exciting science and engineering work being done here is unmatched anywhere else!” she says. She applied to LLNL because she is passionate about the mission and wanted to serve her country through engineering. She felt that LLNL also provides amazing work–life balance and continuing education programs.

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Shiela Dixson

“LLNL is a great place to work because of the unique mission, exciting science and engineering, and fantastic work-life balance.”

Shiela works as a financial analyst for Environment, Safety & Health, and as the treasurer for Lawrence Livermore Laboratory Women’s Association (LLLWA). She feels that LLNL is a great place to work because the Laboratory tackles new and innovative projects that affect the world.    


Lorenzo Wells

Lorenzo Wells

I saw a need for the Lab to see people of color who can be educated, fun and human. We are the SAME."

Lorenzo has worked at the Lab for over 25 years as a health physicist for Environment, Safety, & Health (ES&H). He was hired after working 13 years at a nuclear power facility as a health physicist. Lorenzo was always interested in radiation as he knew it was all around us and that it could affect the body, but he also wanted to understand the risks and its helpful uses.

Striving to inspire and develop the next generation

We work to promote a diverse and talented pipeline through outreach and engagement with science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) programs. In particular, LLNL contributes to under-represented, marginalized communities. These STEM programs are just a part of LLNL’s overall outreach effort.

For more about our K-12 student and teacher opportunities and our workforce relationships, visit Broadening Participation.

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For more information on DEI at LLNL or our Equal Employment Opportunity Policy, or to schedule an appointment to review our Affirmative Action Plan (available at 7000 East Ave, Livermore, CA. 94550) during regular business hours, please contact the Director of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Office at baylis3 [at] llnl.gov.

Join our team

We offer opportunities in a variety of fields, not just science and technology. We are home to a diverse staff of professionals that include administrators, researchers, creatives, suppy chain staff, health services workers, and more. Visit our Careers Areas page to learn more about the different career paths we offer and find the one the speaks to you.

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