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Participant Stories

One of the best ways to learn about opportunities through DOE Scholars is through the eyes of a past participant.

Meet Cristina Cordero

While DOE is focused on science and research, not everyone in the Scholars Program has a background in STEM. Cristina Cordero is a former DOE Scholar with a background in communications and public administration. In this podcast episode, Cordero discusses her role, the trajectory of her career, and how she got to where she is today.

Meet Ross Houston

Ross Houston conducted research evaluating computational modeling efforts in BETO projects as part of the U.S. Department of Energy’s DOE Scholars Program.

Meet Nicole Moore DiBlasi

Nicole Moore DiBlasi began her research into the environmental interactions of plutonium within the Carlsbad Field Office Fellowship and continues her investigation with the DOE Scholars Program funded through ORISE.

Meet Jose Santiago Roque

During his appointment, DOE Scholars Alumnus Santiago Roque collaborated with numerous divisions within the Office of Administration and Resources Management to update and upgrade several laboratory requirements documents still in use today. 

Meet Augustus Pendleton

As part of the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Scholars Program, Augustus Pendleton studied ways to help reduce the nation’s carbon footprint at DOE’s Bioenergy Technologies Office.

Meet Nick Rodricks

Recent master’s graduate Nick Rodricks studied public perception of waste-to-energy facilities as a participant in the U.S. Department of Energy Scholars Program.

Meet Gage Reber

A participant in the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Scholars Program, Gage Reber received environmental training at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory in Golden, Colorado. His appointment is with the Wind Energy Technologies Office in Washington, D.C. 

Meet David Zhang

Complete Freedom and Flexibility: A Look Back on the ARPA-E Summer Scholars Program with David Zhang

Meet Ian Carlin

Ian Carlin spent a summer honing his organizational learning skills with the DOE Scholars Program.