Los Alamos National Labs (LANL) Career Panel, NOV 14
A career panel, featuring speakers from Los Alamos National Labs, focusing on careers in accounting and finance will be held on November 14, 2018 from 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM in the Innovation Center of the McKinnon Center for Management building.
Austin received his Bachelors Degree in Business Administration with a concentration in Accounting from the University of New Mexico's Anderson School of Business in 2016. Austin started at Los Alamos National Lab as an undergraduate research assistant for the Disbursements group in 2013. Upon graduation from UNM he received the opportunity to move over to the budget field as a Graduate Research Assistant at Los Alamos National Laboratory supporting the Nuclear Weapons program. He recently completed his Master's in Business Administration through LANL's Finance and Accounting MBA program at the end of July 2018. He is currently a Financial Business Analyst 1 and continues to support the Los Alamos National Laboratories Nuclear Weapons program.
Austin is a proud Lobo alumni and is excited to get to return to his alma mater to meet with students and share his passion and energy for the Los Alamos National Laboratory's mission and culture. He knows that Anderson has one of the top quality business programs in the nation based on his own personal experience and to build a highly qualified workforce means hiring the best talent across the Southwest United States. He is also excited to get to see the new business school and experience the value there is in a having an updated facility for faculty and students to utilize to create a profound environment and experience for individuals to learn and grow together.
Thomas Russell is an Anderson School of Management graduate, class of 2016. Thomas double majored during his Bachelors, earning a BBA in both Finance and Marketing. Having started at Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) as a student in 2012, Thomas accepted a Graduate Research Assistant (GRA) position in the Chief Financial Officer's Office (CFO) following his graduation from the University of New Mexico. He recently completed his Master's degree through the GRA program, earning his MBA from New Mexico State University. Thomas has been a Financial Business Analyst for the Laboratory's Director's Office budgeting team since 2016. Prior to joining the budgeting team, Thomas worked on the accounting side of CFO for two years as an undergraduate student.
"I look forward to returning to recruit at Anderson because I understand the quality of the education and professors from my own experience there. The knowledge I gained while pursuing my BBA in Finance has been translated first-hand into work I complete daily at LANL. The importance and significance of my daily work is something I would have never imagined getting to complete so early in my career. LANL is a one of a kind place, and I definitely made the right decision in coming to work here after my bachelor's. I am also looking forward to seeing the new business school building, as it was just a "sketch and a dream" during my time at Anderson."
Sam received his Bachelor's degree in Business Administration with a concentration in Accounting from New Mexico Highlands University in the Spring of 2016. Upon completion of his undergraduate degree he was converted to a Graduate Research Assistant and completed his MBA through Los Alamos National Laboratory's Finance and Accounting MBA program in the Summer of 2018. Sam started at LANL in 2011 working with the Acquisition Services Management Division as a high school co-op student. In 2012 he moved to the Materials Management group as an undergrad student and eventually moved to the Finance and Accounting division. While in the Finance and Accounting division Sam has worked in the Disbursements group and the General Accounting Group.
Although he did not graduate from UNM, Sam grew up in the northern New Mexico area and has always been a Lobo at heart. He is excited to be on campus to meet with students from such a prestigious business program and get the opportunity share his experience as a student that has worked for Los Alamos National Laboratory from High School to a professional level.
Erika is the Finance and Accounting manager for Los Alamos National Laboratories Director's Office. She has been at the Laboratory for over 20 years and started her career as an undergraduate student. She has been supervising and managing for 16 years in a multitude of areas across the Finance and Accounting division beginning shortly after the events of September 11, 2001. She received her Bachelors of Business Administration from the University of New Mexico in 1997 and completed the Stanford Graduate School of Business Executive Program for Women Leaders in 2014.
Erika was raised in Espanola, New Mexico and as an alumni of the University of New Mexico is excited to get the opportunity to return back to her alma mater to meet and hopefully recruit high quality individuals at Anderson. She has not been back to Anderson since she graduated in December 1997 and cannot wait to see the new and improved business complex as well.