K-12 STEM Education & Outreach Staff 

Faith Dukes, K-12 STEM Education Program Director 

Faith started combining her passions for science and education as an instructor with Science from Scientists while working on her PhD thesis on waste remediation using photocatalytic semiconductors. She went on to develop educational programs as the Education Coordinator at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology Museum before transitioning to Washington, DC as an American Association for the Advancement of Science,  Science Technology Policy Fellow. During her time as a Fellow, she served at the National Science Foundation in the Education and Human Resources Directorate. 

Alisa Bettale, Content and Instruction Manager

Alisa joins the Lab with five years of teaching experience as a high school physics teacher. Other than physics, she also taught engineering and 8th grade Earth science, and was actively involved with various extracurricular STEM clubs. She has experience developing physics curricula offering engaging and accessible lessons to diverse learners. She is passionate about creating exciting and inclusive STEM activities to help inspire students in pursuing a career in STEM. Alisa holds a Master's in Education from Harvard Graduate School of Education, a MS in Astronomy from San Diego State University, and a BS in Physics from Carnegie Mellon University.

Elina Rios, Special Programs and Volunteer Manager 

Elina is a California native. She was most recently the Youth Development Coordinator at Chabot Space and Science Center managing 200 high school students in their teen volunteer program. She spent five years as a wildlife biologist before transitioning to the field of science communication and outreach coordination. She has led science communication and professional development workshops for adults and teens in both English and Spanish. She has a degree in biology with an emphasis in ecology and environmental science from Mills College. Elina serves as the Berkeley Lab SAGE Program Coordinator. 

Jacari Scott, K-12 Program Administrative Assistant 

Jacari Scott has been actively working in research administration since 2012. Prior to joining the Lab, she was a Scholar Service Coordinator at the Mathematical Sciences Research Institute. She has supported the Workforce Development, Sustainability, and Government and Community Relations Offices during her time at the Lab. Ms. Scott is a Bay Area native and enjoys raising her three daughters. 

Corbin Shatto, Lead Facilitation Instructor

Corbin Shatto holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Sonoma State University in Electrical Engineering. He brings to the K-12 team an understanding of student outreach, digital communication, and STEM education. He's held previous roles in the tech industry as well as a lead coordinator for STEM programs at the Boys and Girls Club. 

Ashley Johnson, K-12 Student Education Assistant 

Ashley Johnson joined the K-12 team in 2023 as a student education assistant. She supports social media content, newsletters, and K-12 outreach efforts. She is a former Berkeley Lab Director's Apprenticeship Program participant. She is currently an undergraduate UC Berkeley, studying mechanical engineering. 

Samantha Flores Eulloqui, K-12 Student Education Assistant

Samantha Flores Eulloqui joined the K-12 team in 2023 as a student education assistant. She supports curriculum development and outreach activities at Berkeley Lab. She is currently an undergraduate at UC Berkeley, studying electrical engineering and computer science. 

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