Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory

Jacqueline Jolley

Pronouns: she/her

Administrative Specialist

Atmospheric, Earth, and Energy Division

January 21, 2022

What do you like about working at the Lab?

I love the fact that I get to meet and work with people from different areas of the world. I support a group of 36 seismologists and data scientists and it has been a pleasure to help them with tasks that are non-scientific related. I also work with a great administrative team and an amazing supervisor. I can always count on my team to lend a helping hand when situations arise.

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

I provide administrative support to a group of seismologists, assisting them with arranging domestic and foreign travel, seminars or talks, and occasionally larger meetings. I coordinate interviews when the group is hiring and help with the onboarding process of new hires and summer students. I also help set up collaborations and coordinate travel for those invited by my team to visit the Lab.

What is your educational or career background?

I have an Associate of Applied Science degree in business administration from Heald College. I have been at the Lab for 3 years, and prior to being hired by LLNL I was an AIS employee working in the Security Organization as a clearance processor.

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

Be patient and ask questions, even when you feel like you have asked the same question before, don’t be afraid to ask again. You might even learn something new or get a new perspective on the topic at hand. Get to the know how the Lab operates and the processes that come with each task, this will help you make better use of your time and become more efficient. Remember, it’s not expected for you to know everything about the Lab shortly after onboarding, there is a plethora of information to learn here. I would have to say the most important advice that I can provide any new employee is to communicate with your supervisor and colleagues, be open to learning new tasks, and share the knowledge that you acquire.

What are your hobbies/what do you do in your free time?

When I am not working, I stay busy by attending dirt track races, as my husband is a driver. I also enjoy camping, traveling with my husband and our two dogs, and getting together with family and friends.