Breaking Down Barriers: A Director’s Reflection on Diversity and Inclusion in the Office of Science

Goodbye Message to DOE Office of Science Staff from the Departing Director

As the Director of Science, I am proud of the progress we have made in making our programs, workforce, and processes more inclusive, accessible, and equitable. While there is still much work to be done, I am grateful for the efforts of individuals across the office who are actively engaging with communities through office hours, site visits, and conference engagements. This demonstrates our dedication to ensuring that the federal resources we manage serve the public equitably.

I hope that the Office of Science will continue to be a place where everyone feels a sense of belonging and purpose, regardless of their role in enabling science. As I move on from my position, I urge the Office of Science and DOE to remain committed to educating, inspiring, and sharing the wonder of discovery with all stakeholders. Additionally, I believe that in a world facing the climate crisis, the office should strive to set an example by operating sustainably.

Serving as Director has been an honor and privilege for me. Thank you for making these past few years so meaningful.

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