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Spotlight on Commerce: Connie Africano Remoroza, Research Chemist, Mass Spectrometry Data Center, Biomolecular Measurement Division, National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)

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Blog post by Connie Africano Remoroza, Research Chemist, Mass Spectrometry Data Center, Biomolecular Measurement Division, National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) I was born in Manila, Philippines, and raised in a middle-class family where I was the eldest of seven children. My parents worked hard to send my six siblings and me to college. Through them, I learned to value education...

Spotlight on Commerce: Jolene Lau, Communications Specialist, Pacific Islands Regional Office, NOAA Fisheries

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Guest blog post by Jolene Lau, Communications Specialist, Pacific Islands Regional Office, NOAA Fisheries Aloha, I'm Jolene Lau and I handle media and public inquiries for NOAA Fisheries' Pacific Islands Regional Office. As the Communications Specialist for the region, I also work closely with subject matter experts. I ensure that our communication products are reaching our target audience and...

Spotlight on Commerce: Thomas Hong, Primary Patent Examiner, U.S. Patent and Trademark Office

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Guest blog post by Thomas Hong, Primary Patent Examiner, U.S. Patent and Trademark Office I am a primary patent examiner at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). I review patent applications within the mechanical engineering technology center, specializing in amusement and education devices. I also serve as president of the Korean-American Intellectual Property Organization (KAIPO), the...

Spotlight on Commerce: Thuy Nguyen, IT Specialist, National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA)

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Guest blog post by Thuy Nguyen, IT Specialist, National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) I grew up in Vietnam and came to the United States as a refugee in 1993. I graduated from George Mason University with a B.S. in Management Information Systems. I have always been proud of my Vietnamese heritage. My dad was a soldier in South Vietnam's Armed Forces prior to 1975. I love...

Spotlight on Commerce: Ibrahim Baig, Special Assistant to the Deputy Assistant Secretary for Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Operations, International Trade Administration

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Ibrahim Baig, Special Assistant to the Deputy Assistant Secretary (DAS) for Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Operations, International Trade Administration My name is Ibrahim Baig. However, colleagues and friends like call me “Ibby.” I often tell people “it’s like Libby minus the L” to help familiarize, but who am I kidding? There’s nothing normal about my name, and that has everything to do...

Spotlight on Commerce: Son Lam, Management Analyst and Contracting Officer’s Representative, U.S. Economic Development Administration

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Post by Son Lam, Management Analyst and Contracting Officer’s Representative, U.S. Economic Development Administration My name is Son Lam and I am a Management Analyst and Contracting Officer’s Representative for the Commerce Department’s U.S. Economic Development Administration (EDA). I work in the Office of Finance and Management Services (OFMS) and I am responsible for all contracting actions...

Spotlight on Commerce: Kimberly Trimble, Human Resource Liaison, U.S. Economic and Development Administration

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Guest blog post by Kimberly Trimble, Management Analyst and Human Resource Liaison, U.S. Economic and Development Administration My name is Kimberly Trimble and I am a Management Analyst at the U.S. Economic Development Administration (EDA). As the Human Resource Liaison for EDA, I handle recruitment, classification, position management, security and payroll activities for the bureau. I work...