gLobal ERG


The purpose of gLoBaL (“LBL” inside of “global”) is to provide support and a sense of community for Berkeley Lab employees who have moved to the United States from another country via:

  • Developing the community of international employees to support each other

  • Raising awareness of the challenges international employees face when moving from their home country to the United States

  • Celebrating the diverse cultures and unique gifts that international employees bring to the Lab

  • Creating opportunities for domestic employees to support their international colleagues


  • Cultural celebrations

  • Quarterly coffee hours

  • Thanksgiving exchange program pairing international employees with American employees for the holiday

Past News & Events

Member Highlights

Charlene Yang and Rebecca Hartman-Baker

The friendship of Charlene Yang and Rebecca Hartman-Baker spans continents. The two met a decade ago in Perth, Australia, when they both worked at the Pawsey Supercomputing Centre. In 2015 Rebecca returned to the United States to work at the Lab at NERSC, and Charlene followed in 2017, coincidentally, to work at NERSC as well. Click here for the full story >>


Executive Sponsor

Sudip Dosanjh, Division Director, National Energy Research Scientific Computing Center (NERSC)

Membership Information