Lisa Reed is the University Student Programs Lead for Educational Programs and leads a team where she develops and implements Argonne’s undergraduate and graduate student programs. In this role, Lisa manages the larger systematic approach and technology processes for all student appointments at the Lab. Through multiple internship programs, she provides student’s access to cutting-edge STEM research experiences, mentorships, and career opportunities. Acting as the central point of contact for students, Lisa is responsible for offers on behalf of the Lab, integration of student programs with Workday, the selection, on-boarding, off-boarding of student appointments, compliance with and updates to Lab policies and procedures, and other responsibilities so that Argonne guarantees engaging experiences for students and excellent customer service to the Divisions. She is responsible for communications to the larger HR community regarding student processes, procedures, and policies, and cultivates and maintains our relationship with the DOE. Lisa ensures the alignment of the student programs to laboratory initiatives and to the larger talent strategy for the lab, and assists in the development of new programming to address any gaps and needs identified. Through her efforts and those of her colleagues, Lisa hopes to make a personal imprint on each student who passes through Argonne.
Proud to have served on the Lab’s staff for 40 years, Lisa has also supported a variety of outreach events including Science Bowl, Introduce a Girl to Engineering Day, Science Careers in Search of Women, and the Rube Goldberg Competition. Lisa is Lean Six Sigma Green Belt trained in process improvement. She also has education in business, human resources, and law enforcement.
In 1998, Lisa received the once-in-a lifetime Outstanding Service Award from the University of Chicago for her hard work and dedication to the student programs. She is also a five-time recipient of the Argonne Pacesetter Award. In addition, she holds membership in Women in Science and Technology, Chicago Council of Science and Technology, Society of Women Engineers, Society for Human Resources Management, and the Diversity and Inclusion Council for HRS, FMP, OTD. In her spare time, Lisa enjoys spending time with her family and friends, volunteering, reading, and watersports.