Congratulations to Jimmy Mai, recipient of the 2023 Director’s IDEA Award for Exceptional Achievement in IDEA-Mentoring! Jimmy is a Computer Systems Engineer in the IT Support Services group and a dedicated member of the Mentoring@LBNL team. The Mentoring@LBNL initiative is driven by a cross-divisional and cross-functional group of passionate advocates for mentorship across the Lab. Nominated by Aditi Chakravarty, the Lab’s Chief Culture Officer, the team was recognized for:
Building the critical foundations of a complex mentoring ecosystem that fulfills different employee needs around mentorship while also modeling the value of team science and cross-Lab collaboration over a 3 year period.
The Director’s Awards program recognizes the significant achievements of Berkeley Lab individuals and teams in support of the Lab’s mission and strategic goals.A celebration to honor all Director’s Award laureates will be held in the Building 50 Auditorium on Thursday, November 9th from 3:00-4:15 p.m.
“It is great to see Jimmy’s years of work on mentoring and development getting recognized at the highest levels of the Lab. And to brag about our team for a moment, I am so impressed that this is the third year in a row that someone in the User Support Department has won a Director’s Award. That is just amazing, and shows how hard they have all worked to develop a culture of community service, mentoring, and leadership. Congratulations Jimmy, and thank you for your hard work!”
— Ian Vaino, Department Head, IT User Support
Learn more about Jimmy by reading his IT Staff Spotlight profile.