Verg member highlights

Member Highlights

Ann Stroud

In her 21 years in the United States Army, Ann Stroud learned about time management, discipline, and most of all, teamwork. Read how she brings teamwork to scientific procurement, working with researchers to find the right suppliers while protecting the interests of the Lab. Learn more about Ann's experience.

Marc Beaudreau

Just as our lives are being reshaped today by the pandemic, an event of similar magnitude changed Marc Beaudreau’s perception of duty and sacrifice and brought him to the Marine Corps. Learn how Marc uses his training to support Biosciences on the field finance team. Read the full interview>>

Michael Batie

Michael Batie joined the U.S. Navy to take advantage of its technical education, particularly its nuclear propulsion program. He served for six years. After leaving the military the solid technical education he received in the Navy encouraged him to pursue an education in engineering. He is also the new VERG co-chair.
Learn more about Michael's experience.

Stephany Tone

Like many in her generation, the events of September 11, 2001, were a catalyst that put Stephany Tone on a career path that led her to Berkley Lab. Stephany is new to the Lab, joining this year during the pandemic. She spent five and a half years in the Navy serving in the Military Police.
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Blair Edwards

Blair Edwards didn’t come from a military family, but he and his wife, who also served, have started a military dynasty. He entered the U.S. Army from high school after he took the Armed Service Vocational Aptitude Battery test (ASVAB) as part of his high school graduation requirements. The results showed him new options which included travel and five years in Hawaii.
Learn more about Blair's experience.