Deputy for Strategy
Director of Communications
Contactawhite@lbl.govMailstop: 80R0114510-326-5970 (Mobile)
Ashley White is the Deputy for Strategy for Berkeley Lab’s Advanced Light Source. In this role, she draws on her background as a researcher and science policy advisor to lead ALS strategic planning, oversee user services, and manage external and internal communications. As a member of the ALS’s leadership team, she works with the broader management group to develop and communicate the facility’s long- and short-term strategies, develop relationships with existing and potential new academic and industrial scientific user communities, key funders, and policymakers, and identify emerging opportunities relevant to ALS capabilities. She serves as the primary liaison for the ALS Science Council, Participating Research Team Council, and IDEA Committee. In addition, she supports the development of strategic initiatives in the Energy Sciences Area, which encompasses the ALS, Molecular Foundry, Materials Sciences, and Chemical Sciences Divisions.
- Ph.D., Materials Science, University of Cambridge
- B.S., Materials Science & Engineering, Virginia Tech
- B.A., Music Performance, Virginia Tech
Prior to joining the ALS, Ashley served in the U.S. Senate as an MRS/OSA Congressional Science & Engineering Fellow and in NSF’s Division of Materials Research as a AAAS Science and Technology Policy Fellow. She also previously managed the materials science research program at the U.S. Green Building Council. She serves on the editorial board of MRS Energy & Sustainability.