Lauren Smith

SW-DEI Program Support Specialist
Office of Scientific Workforce Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
Office of Science, U.S. Department of Energy

Primary work location: Germantown, MD

Lauren Smith is the Program Support Specialist in the Department of Energy’s (DOE) Office of Science’s Office of Scientific Workforce Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (SW-DEI) and administrative assistant to the SW-DEI Director. She first joined the Office of Science in the Office of the Deputy Director for Science Programs as a Program Support Specialist in February 2011, and served as an executive assistant to several members of the SC senior leadership for over a decade. Her current responsibilities include providing administrative and programmatic support to the SW-DEI office; supporting SC’s outreach and community engagement efforts and initiatives; managing the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) program for the science program offices; processing and tracking relevant Executive and Congressional correspondence; and maintaining various information archives.  She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Business Administration with a minor in English from Trinity College in Washington, DC. Ms. Smith previously held a high-level coordination management position with a real estate appraisal, acquisition, and property management company in Virginia, where she was employed for more than ten years. She has also served in the private sector as a licensed realtor for the states of Maryland and Virginia, a real estate appraiser, a recruiter, an employee specialist, and a research analyst. Ms. Smith has received several awards for outstanding customer service during her career.