Randy Flores is an accomplished engineer currently supporting LANL’s national security manufacturing mission. He earned a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering with an Economics minor from NMSU and later went on to earn an MBA. He held engineering roles for both Toyota Motor Corporation and LANL for over 16 years. He was selected for an Interagency Personnel Assignment in Washington, D.C. to support Congressman Ben Ray Lujan while remaining a LANL employee and was then later asked by Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham’s office to serve on the Board of Regents selection committee for NMSU and NM Tech. He resides in Santa Fe County where he serves as vice-President of the Paseo De Estrellas Road Maintenance Association.
Doug Medin is a Louis W. Menk Professor Emeritus of Psychology and Professor Emeritus of Education and Social Policy at Northwestern University. Trained as a cognitive psychologist and best known for his research on concepts and categorization, Doug has extended his research interests to cross-cultural studies of biological expertise and its effect on categorization, reasoning and decision making. He has been Editor of the journal Cognitive Psychology, written four editions of a Cognitive Psychology textbook, and is co-author of several books. He has also served on three National Research Council committees – covering informal science learning, broadening psychological research to include culture, and on how people learn. Doug Medin has been elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, the National Academy of Sciences and the National Academy of Education.
Caroline Cavalie has led Information Technology programs for The Coca-Cola Company for over 25 years, building multi-cultural teams across the Americas, Europe, Africa and Asia Pacific. Her passion is to create trusted partnerships to build better, faster solutions. Caroline holds a Master in Management from ICN Business School (France). She started her career with Ernst & Young Management Consulting in Paris, prior to joining Coca-Cola in France. She relocated to Atlanta 20 years ago to take on global Information Technology responsibilities which she held through multiple roles until she retired.
Jenna deCastro holds a BS in Business Administration and a MS in Counter Terrorism and Homeland Security. She has worked full-time for Wildflower International, Ltd.(a federal contractor based in Santa Fe) providing critical onsite warranty support for Sandia and Los Alamos National Labs. She was the only onsite warranty technician for both labs with a combined customer base of 22,000 lab employees for roughly one year. After hiring and training a team to replace her, Jenna transitioned back into the DOE Sales Team, first as a Solutions Architect in 2018 and then as the Just in Time (JIT) Sales Program Manager in 2020. She began working as an intern at Sandia National Labs in May of 2021. During her free time, Jenna can be found training for local Olympic lifting competitions, chipping away at the never-ending list of home improvements for her off-grid homestead, or wandering through the forest with her dog.
Reina LeDoux is a 20-year veteran of the Los Alamos National Laboratory, supporting precision machining and dimensional inspection in unique manufacturing facilities. Reina is recognized within the metrology community as a subject matter expert in Coordinate Measuring Machine (CMM) programming, capability, NIST traceability, controller communications and maintainability. She holds a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of New Mexico, and an M.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Arizona State University. Reina is a native New Mexican, going back many generations. She is a graduate of Espanola Valley High School and is passionate about encouraging young girls with similar backgrounds to pursue education and careers in STEM fields. After the loss of her beloved Husband to ALS, and SFCC educator, John LeDoux, she is focused on raising their two teenage children and honoring his legacy of supporting the education of NM youth.