Dalinda (Dee) Bangert
Sustainable Building Program Coordinator
As the daughter of a builder, who also started an ethanol manufacturing company, Dalinda was exposed to the ideas of sustainability, renewable energy, and building efficiency at a young age. After receiving a degree in Architecture at the University of Oklahoma, she was disappointed to find so few companies operating in a sustainable manner and with so little thought to the environment. She settled in Santa Fe and eventually New Mexico passed legislation offering tax credits for new sustainable buildings. This led her to a career in energy efficiency as a HERS Rater, LEED for Homes Green Rater, instructor at the Santa Fe Community College, and Green Building Code Official. Now Dalinda’s focus is on the efficiency and sustainability of LANL’s new and existing facilities.
Greenhouse Gas Emission Analyst
I am a Sustainability Analyst with the Sustainability Program at Los Alamos National Laboratory. Currently, I am focused on greenhouse emission reductions including fugitive emissions and Scope 3 along with net-zero planning. I grew up in Los Alamos and love living in Northern New Mexico. I earned my bachelors in Geology and Environment Studies from Whitman College and a masters in Environment and Sustainability from the University of Michigan’s School for Environment and Sustainability. In my free time I am an avid skier and hiker and love to explore the Southwest.
Net-Zero Emission Analyst
Jesse is LANL’s Net-Zero Emissions Analyst and works on a variety of initiatives to help the Lab get to net zero by 2050, from electrifying buildings and vehicles to helping the Lab deploy more renewable energy. He has worked in a number of roles in energy management and renewable energy for local government, higher education, and the private sector. Jesse has a Master of Public Affairs in Sustainable Development and is a Certified Energy Manager. When not reducing emissions at work (or home!), he can be found watching Tar Heels basketball or honing his pizza-making skills
I’m a native of Tucson, Az and growing up in the desert southwest has given me an appreciation for water management and conservation. As a child, we would spend summers in northern New Mexico, and I became familiar with the ecosystems of the high desert regions of the area. Both experiences helped develop my passion for soil, water, and sustainability. I earned a bachelor’s degree in Environmental Science from the University of Arizona (UA) and went on to pursue a master’s in Geographic Information Systems and Technology (GIST), also from UA. During my academic career, I had the opportunity to attend a field school through Borderlands Restoration Network in Patagonia., Az, which gave me hands on experience with watershed hydrology and restoration, as well as plant propagation and border studies. After graduating from UA, I was accepted as a water management intern within the Sustainability Team at Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL). I have since become the Water Analyst for the team and am able to utilize my passion and background in watershed hydrology, restoration, management, and conservation to develop water management plans and help implement water conservation measures here at the lab.
Sustainability Program Group Lead
Genna Waldvogel, CEM, PMP is a civil/environmental engineer and is the Sustainability Program Manager at Los Alamos National Laboratory. She has a passion for all things that are more energy and water efficient. She started at LANL as the Ventilation Management Coordinator, in which she found an unlikely passion for fume hoods and making laboratories a safer place for all. Before coming to LANL she was a high school Chemistry teacher, hoping to influence the next generation of scientists and engineers. She has a BS in Environmental Science from the University of Vermont and a MS in Civil and Environmental Engineering from Carnegie Mellon University. While not at work she enjoys getting outside in high desert.
Carla Gomez has a multi-discipline background in Mechanical Engineering, Civil/Environmental Engineering, and Architecture. She leads the Energy Independence and Security Act (EISA) Program within Sustainability Program at Los Alamos National Laboratory. She enjoys developing project initiatives involving human behavior, operations, and technology. Deployed from Engineering Services, she continues her almost 8-year LANL experience, now focusing on finding ways to best use available energy via alternative fuels for net zero goals. Her current efforts include determining facility energy use and measures, reporting to DOE, projecting site energy use, conducting studies and pilots, reviewing design, and working with LANL management and organizations for project development. She cycles, mountain bikes, runs, learns swimming, skis, and loves back country year-round. She supports continual improvement and adaption in her life.
EV Infrastructure Coordinator
I’m the electric vehicle (EV) infrastructure coordinator for the Sustainability Program in the Operations Support and Improvement Management (UI-OSI) group at Los Alamos National Laboratory. I focus on identifying locations for electric vehicle chargers to meet the needs of our growing EV fleet. I started at the Lab as an intern with the Startup and Commissioning team in the Construction Management Division and moved to the Sustainability Program in January 2023. In my free time, I enjoy woodworking, skiing, camping, and spending time with my family.
Sustainability Team Lead
Paula has more than 20 years of experience in the private and public sectors. In the last 12 years, Paula has focused on the sustainable management of water resources, through water planning, policy, and conservation. In her last role at the City of Houston, Paula was responsible for guiding the strategy for the city’s water conservation program, overseeing the development and implementation of new programs, measures, campaigns, events, research, and policy-driven efforts. In addition, Paula was responsible for the development and implementation of the city’s Water Conservation and Drought Contingency Plans, and Houston’s first Water Loss Task Force. During her tenure at the City of Houston, Paula was instrumental in the development of Houston’s Climate Action Plan, which central goal is to reach net zero emissions by 2040.
Paula has a B.A. in Psychology and an M.S. in Applied Geography from the University of Louisville, Kentucky (where she lived 10 years prior to moving to Houston in 2012). Paula is a board member of the Alliance for Water Efficiency and serves in several American Water Works Association committees in water loss control and management, water efficiency, and regulatory affairs. In her spare time, Paula loves to read, paint, and snowboard, and now enjoys the amazing New Mexico landscape and air through long walks with her husband and three dogs, while her two sons are in college.