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2021 Colleagues' Choice Award


Dr. Espinal is recognized for her outstanding leadership in building and empowering a community of caregivers within NIST to promote a healthy work-life balance, learn about updated workplace policies, and provide a voice to advocate for caregivers' needs to NIST management. The impacts of her efforts reach across NIST campuses, career levels, and career paths, providing parents and caregivers with critically needed resources to navigate relevant programs and policies and creating an inclusive environment that truly embodies a One NIST culture.


Laura Espinal

Materials Research Engineer
Laboratory Programs, Material Measurement Laboratory, Materials Measurement Science Division