Learning & Culture Office


To create a stewardship values-centered culture that inspires & empowers employees to commit and contribute their talents to LBNL’s scientific mission

Learning Solutions

From competency skill-building, to onboarding, to leadership development, our vast array of e-courses and instructor-led learning experiences are designed to help you acquire new skills and expand on your existing capabilities. These resources are tailored to Berkeley Lab's Stewardship Values and competency framework (see Our Approach for more details).


The fields of organizational development and management science offer a wide range of tools and frameworks to drive individual and team performance, enhance cultural processes, diagnose strategic challenges and opportunities, and initiate and respond to change. Our advisory and consulting services provide diagnostic and experiential support to enhance the capacity of your teams to achieve their fullest potentials.

What People Are Saying

"The Stewardship Summit was an excellent experiential learning opportunity for managers across Berkeley Lab. The combination of presentations from outside experts, and then breaking off into smaller groups to practice and operationalize Berkeley Lab's 5 stewardship values was invaluable. The Stewardship Summit has provided me with new connections to colleagues across the lab community."

~ Stewardship Summit Participant

"The role-plays [in the SAFE workshop] were super helpful in putting me in the shoes of different positions & archetypes, helping me practice crisis management."

"The small class setting allowed me to focus and engage intimately with my fellow classmates/colleagues."

~ SAFE for Leaders participants

"After nearly two years working remotely and on Zoom and with two additional members added during the pandemic, the team really needed quality time together to connect and reboot. There were some skeptics, but Joanna Martinez really brought us all together and designed a meaningful, bespoke experience tailored to the team's needs. The result is more connection and compassion and a better understanding of team dynamics."

~ Carol Pott

Computing Sciences Communications Manager

"On behalf of the Joint Genome Institute (JGI), Jenny Quan and I recently partnered with our L&OD Team to design, create and facilitate a Leadership Retreat focused on a renewed sense of community and shared purpose for the members of the JGI Leadership Team. The Agenda consisted of the following areas: Building Connection & Trust, Unpacking Team Dynamics with Core Strengths and Strategic Thinking & Leadership (SWOT).

[...] There were deep insights and a better understanding of each other's work styles and communication preferences.

I want to thank the L&OD Team and especially Joanna for her partnership and making the process of designing the content for this important Leadership Retreat so effortless! I have already seen an improved level of communication between the Team, and engagement with all members in meetings."

~ Tina Clarke

Senior HR Division Partner 

Joint Genome Institute (JGI)

Meet Our Team

Culture Data Scientist



Adi is a mixed-methods social scientist and an expert in survey design and causal inference (experimental and quasi-experimental methods). She has a PhD in political science from Yale University and a Bachelor's degree in political science from Stanford University.

Specialist, Culture & Change Management



Amanda has a Master’s degree in   Industrial/Organizational Psychology and has experience in talent development and change management with an emphasis on development planning and coaching.

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Training Specialist & Program Coordinator


Christina specializes in supporting the design, planning & execution of L&C programs and initiatives.  She also coordinates UC system-wide programs including UC WI, MSAP and UC-Coro. 

Sr. Learning Analytics Specialist & Instructional Designer


Dave is ITIL certified and has a Master's of Science  degree in Biotechnology and a Masters of Liberal Studies in Information Management from Georgetown University.

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Sr. Specialist, Leadership & Organizational Development


Joanna has a Master's  degree in Education & Organizational Leadership from the University of San Francisco and a Bachelor's in Sociology from UC Berkeley. She's currently pursuing a Doctorate degree in Organizational Change & Leadership.

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Chief Culture Officer


Aditi has a master’s in organizational psychology from Harvard University and has served as an organizational behavior researcher at the Harvard Business School and Harvard Learning Innovations Laboratory. Prior to this position, she served as Berkeley Lab's Interim Chief Diversity Officer and the Principal Consultant for the Learning & Organizational Development group.

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