Cherlese supports various groups within the Science and Technology Partnerships and Outreach directorate, including management, the Business Development team, and the Sponsored Research Office.
For the Sponsored Research Office, she supports the development and management of Strategic Partnership Projects, Cooperative Research and Development Agreements, and Technical Service Agreements.
She also works with divisions across Argonne, supporting the execution of Inter-Entity Work Orders that involve multiple national labs across the Department of Energy complex. In addition, Cherlese works closely with Argonne’s Legal Department and Argonne researchers in facilitating Intellectual Property Decision Group meetings.
Prior to joining Argonne in 2015, Cherlese owned a roofing and siding business for 10 years and also held administrative positions at multiple organizations.