Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory

Liza I. Díaz Isaac

Atmospheric Scientist

Atmospheric, Earth, and Energy Division

October 20, 2020

What do you like about your job?

What I love about my job is the opportunity to work with an interdisciplinary team who keeps me constantly learning. Also, I love the mission of our team, which is to look after the public safety in case of an event where hazardous material is released into the atmosphere.

What is your educational background?

I earned my BA in geography from the University of Puerto Rico. Then I completed both my MS and PhD in meteorology and atmospheric sciences from Pennsylvania State University.

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

Search for all the different resources and opportunities that the Lab provides and do not hesitate to ask questions or to seek help from your different colleagues.

What inspired you to go into your field of work?

During hurricane season, I remember watching the forecast and the efforts made by the local meteorologists to inform the public so that everybody could take safety measures during that kind of event. I pursued my career as an atmospheric scientist with the same goal; in the future, I too was going to be able to look after the public safety and contribute to the improvement of the different tools used to inform the public about any atmospheric event.

What do you do in your free time?

In my free time, I like to listen to music, go to concerts, dance, or go for a walk.