A Nuclear Engineer with a Passion for Fusion Energy
Mayor Garcetti Nominates Susana Reyes to Department of Water and Power Board of Commissioners
The long-time public servant was excited to finally jump into retirement when she received a call from the Office of Mayor Eric Garcetti just three days after officially retiring. It was a call of duty, but nothing like any of the calls she had taken previously from bosses and mentors. Photo by Chris Corsmeier. But the Board meeting on October 8 th was special to her. During her opening remarks, the commissioner proudly spotlighted her cultural roots and announced that October is Filipino American History Month. The month-long holiday has been observed in California since through a resolution passed by California State Senator Leland Yee. Today, Los Angeles is home to the largest Filipino population outside of the Philippines, and Historic Filipino town just outside of Downtown is the first official geographic designation honoring the contributions of Filipinos in America.
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory. You went to college in Madrid, Spain. What made you want to come to LLNL to work? When I was a student in nuclear engineering in Madrid, I saw a presentation about the plans to build NIF and I knew I wanted to be a part of the effort to develop fusion as a safe, clean and sustainable energy source. Then in , I had the opportunity to come to LLNL to perform doctoral research on safety analyses of inertial fusion energy power plant designs and ended up accepting a career offer as staff engineer when I completed my degree in You have been active in the Expanding Your Horizons program. Tell me about that. I really enjoy participating in local events such as Expanding Your Horizons that encourage junior high and high school students to pursue careers in science and engineering. I especially enjoy talking to female students.
I'll definitely talk with her about my concerns, and will be spending time with her family over the upcoming holidays so that will be a good chance to see how they treat me. Even Mormon girls who marry non-Mormons want great dads for their kids, and they are oriented to having kids, sometimes many kids. I try to visit for a couple hours here and there. This means no swearing, loud talking, or making offensive jokes. Of course my parents love each other very much and would not choose another spouse, which is why her response caught me off guard. Because she already lives the covenants in most of the meaningful ways. He has no vices, is the happiest person I know, is a healthy role model of manhood for my teen daughter and loves me to the depth of his soul. Mormon girls are raised to believe their worth is how young they marry and how many kids they have.