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Berkeley Lab’s African-American Employee Resource Group (AAERG) aims to advance a diverse and inclusive work environment with a particular focus on African-American current and future employees. Working through a dedicated network of professionals, the AAERG undertakes internal and external activities to attract, retain, empower, and inspire African-American employees. These efforts are geared toward helping African-American staff members achieve their fullest potential across the spectrum of professional development and employment opportunities at Berkeley Lab, including those for scientists, engineers, technologists, and operations staff.

2019 Accomplishments

  • HR will institutionalize the Reclassification and Promotion Workshop (November 2018)

  • AAERG Annual Holiday Luncheon (December 2018)

  • 2nd Annual Black History Month Celebration (February 2019)

  • Secured new Executive Sponsor – Michael Brandt (July 2019)

  • AAERG Steering Committee attended the Art&Soul Festival in Oakland (July 2019)

  • Updated AAERG FY20 Charter (September 2019)

Past News & Events

Member Highlights

Stacy Curry

Stacy Curry is a Program Operations Analyst in the Energy Technologies Area. Read more>>

Kristen MacIntosh

Kristen McIntosh (aka Kay-Mac) is a User Program Administrator at the Molecular Foundry. She has been at the Lab for nearly 10 years. Read More>>

Kelly Johnson

Kelly Johnson is a talent outreach and sourcing specialist in Human Resources. She discusses her Black heroes and how she connects with the African American community. Read More>>

LaTonja Wright

HR’s LaTonja Wright talks about her career experience with teams. Read more>>

Kat Bedford

Kat Bedford has seen lots of changes in her 23 years at the Lab. IDEA is one change that excites her for its potential to grow the Lab’s culture. In this article she talks about what inclusion means to her. Read More>>

Steering Committee

Executive Sponsor

Michael Brandt, Deputy Lab Director for Operations

Contact Information

You can also contact the AAERG Steering Committee at