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In honor of Asian–Pacific American Heritage Month, APL is proud to profile a few of our staff members with roots in Asia and the Pacific Islands—and highlight their essential contributions to the Laboratory.

Tuan PhamdoTuan Phamdo

Zhiyong XiaZhiyong Xia

Bessie LewisBessie Lewis

Phil HuangPhil Huang


In celebration of Black History Month, APL will feature profiles of African-American staff members throughout the month of February.

To mark Women's History Month this March, APL will feature female staff members who are not only making critical contributions to APL's work but also taking the time to mentor the next generation.

Yangping GuoYanping Guo

Chris ThompsonXiomara Calderon-Colon


In celebration of Black History Month, APL will feature profiles of African-American staff members throughout the month of February.

Gina Marshall-JohnsonGina Marshall-Johnson

Chris ThompsonChris Thompson


In honor of Hispanic Heritage Month (September 15 to October 15), APL is proud to profile some of our staff with Hispanic roots—and their innovative work in science and technology.

Javier OrtizJavier Ortiz

Kathy SantosKathy Santos

Jonathan HijuelosJonathan Hijuelos


Jim Schatz Jim Schatz: From Falling in Love with Calculus to Cracking Codes

James Spall James Spall: Finding Order in the Random


As part of Women's History Month, the staff profiled here are just a few of the APL women who are "making history" every day through their innovative work in science and technology.

Cheryl BeardCheryl Beard: Engineering Air and Missile Defense

Alice BowmanAlice Bowman: APL's First Female MOM

Sheri LewisSheri Lewis: Making Groundbreaking Advances in Public Health

Sezin PalmerSezin Palmer: Conquering Challenges and Advancing Capabilities in Submarine Warfare


Brian AlvarezBrian Alvarez: Supervisor, Engineering Development Group
"I supervise electrical, mechanical, and materials engineers, chemists, and technicians working on a broad range of tasks supporting all APL mission areas." more »

Michael KleinbergerMichael Kleinberger: Program Manager
"As a Program Manager in APL's Research and Exploratory Development Department, I work with APL's technical staff and our sponsors to develop programs to solve their most challenging problems." more »

J. AkinpeluJacqueline Akinpelu: Assistant Branch Head, Information Systems Exploitation
"I help lead about 110 technical contributors working on problems relating to finding and protecting information that is of importance to the country."  more »

S. Kennedy Susan Kennedy: Deputy Mission Area Executive for Precision Engagement
"I help lead an organization focused on meeting the needs of a variety of Navy, Air Force, and intelligence community sponsors."  more »

D. Ousborne Douglas Ousborne: Supervisor, Theater Systems Engineering Group
"I supervise a group of 41 engineers, physicists, and computer scientists working a variety of systems engineering programs."  more »

jackson Anthony Jackson: A Hometown Hero to Aspiring Engineers
"I really think that everybody—the young professional and the seasoned veteran—should reach back and give what they can in some kind of way."   more »

L. Blodgett Lisa Blodgett: Steering the Undersea Warfare Mission Area
"When searching for a job, look for one that will challenge, interest, and motivate you."  more »

M. Moazami Mistra Moazami: A Passion for Nurturing Talent
"It's hard to imagine or describe, but once you get here you realize you didn't take a job, you entered a world of opportunities, and you can take your career anywhere you want." more »

A. Llorens Ashley Llorens: A Double Life in Acoustics
"Project management has given me experience with people management as well as insights into the financial side of things and how our budget system works." more »