K-12 STEM Education Staff

Faith Dukes, K-12 STEM Education Program Manager

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.

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.

Joe Crippen, Workforce Development & Education / K-12 Programs Office Manager

Joe Crippen prides himself on almost four decades of service to his country. Joe began his time at the Lab after serving in the United States Army for twenty years. As a long-time staff member, Mr. Crippen is quite knowledgeable of the history and protocol of the Lab. He currently splits time supporting the Workforce Develompent & Education and Government and Community Relations Offices. He is well known around the Lab and plays an integral role supporting many activities, especially Daughters and Sons to Work Day.

Esmeralda Florida, K-12 Programs Student Assistant

Esmeralda Florida is currently a full time student at San Francisco State University where she is studying Civil Engineering. She supports outreach and education initiatives at Berkeley Lab through her management of BLISS Kits. As a Student Assistant, she has been able to learn about the different research areas at the Lab and work with the K-12 Program to connect with the local community.

Edith Lai, K-12 Programs Student Assistant

Edith Lai is a student at UC Berkeley studying Public Health and Molecular Environmental Biology. As a student researcher, she is passionate about science communication and outreach. She supports Berkeley Lab's K-12 initiatives by developing and managing communications content (such as this website!).