Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory

Caitlin Menniti

Operations Administrator

PLS Associate Director’s Office

June 8, 2020

What do you like about working at the Lab?

I enjoy working with people who help in the mission to advance science and technology that is applicable to our everyday lives. We have a ton of cool things being done here, and getting to learn about the science while supporting those who make it happen is very rewarding.

What do your day-to-day work activities include?

I support the deputy associate director for operations in PLS, who manages personnel in the functional areas of safety, security, facilities, etc. to ensure work at LLNL is getting done properly.

What is your educational or career background?

I have a BS in public health with a concentration in behavioral studies from the University of Tampa. My career with LLNL started 5 years ago in the Scholar Program. I was an HR student intern, and from there I became a scholar and on-boarding coordinator. I left HR to become an administrative specialist in PLS’s Materials Science Division, and recently started my new role as operations administrator.

What inspired you to go into your field of work?

I’ve always enjoyed being in positions that support people in doing what they love to do. HR and the various other administrative jobs I’ve held have allowed me to support people and help them reach their scientific goals. If I can make their lives easier by covering the non-scientific aspects of the job, then the day has been a success.

What advice would you give to a new employee at the Lab?

Ask questions! And be patient, there’s lots of new things to learn if you’ve never worked here before.

What do you do in your free time?

I enjoy spending time with my family and doing Pilates!