Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory

Nanette Sorensen


Atmospheric, Earth, and Energy Division

June 29, 2020

What do you like about working at the Lab?

There are always opportunities to learn new things, and we do fabulous science. I am also a part of a great admin team who support each other so well. And having a fitness program is wonderful!

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

My work for the Center for Accelerator Mass Spectrometry changes daily. I can work on hire packages, foreign travel, or mentoring new hires.

What is your educational or career background?

I have been in the administrative field for 35+ years, and at the Lab for 29 years. It is something I very much like to do.

What inspired you to go into your field of work?

One of my first jobs involved some administrative work, and I seemed to gravitate to positions that increased my responsibilities in that career.

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

Ask questions, understand you will learn how to navigate the Lab (by trial and error!), and know all of us have gone through the same angst wondering if we would ever learn all the acronyms and what goes where. But you will. It’ll be great!

What do you do in your free time?

I enjoy walking my dogs and gardening. I participate in the fitness program through the Livermore Laboratory Employee Services Association (LLESA).