Elizabeth Bautista leads the Operations Technology Group, the team that handles management and operation of the National Energy Research Scientific Computing Center (NERSC), the primary Department of Energy Office of Science computation facility. The group ensures that resources are continuously available to users and is the central location for monitoring, problem reporting, triage and resolution, data collection and emergency response. It also serves as the Network Operations Center for the Energy Sciences Network.
Since joining NERSC in 1999, Elizabeth has worked in the Computer Operations & Network Support Group, Workstation Support as a team lead and in the Computational Systems Group as a member of the PDSF team. Having worked in both center operations and system administration, she brings a unique perspective as the lead in executing tasks, developing employees and energizing change. As a member of the lab’s Diversity and Inclusion Council and the Computing Science Diversity Committee, she coordinates with Human Resources to develop recruitment and retention programs that meet the strategic mission for diversity. She has been involved with Broader Engagement at SC, the Grace Hopper Conference and the Richard Tapia Celebration of Diversity in Computing to expand participation for women and underrepresented minorities in STEM. Elizabeth manages the NERSC student internship program. She continues to explore strategies that widen the student pool and create a pipeline for recruitment and workforce development. She has a bachelor of science degree in Computer Information Systems and an MBA in Information Technology Management, both from Golden Gate University in San Francisco.