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Spotlight on Commerce

The Spotlight on Commerce series highlights members of the Department of Commerce and their contributions to the Open for Business Agenda.

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Spotlight on Commerce: Larry J. Beat, Deputy Director and Acting Director of the Department of Commerce’s Office of Civil Rights (OCR)

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Guest blog post by Larry J. Beat, Deputy Director and Acting Director of the Department of Commerce’s Office of Civil Rights (OCR) What a wonderful honor and opportunity it is to be featured for Hispanic Heritage Month 2020! My name is Larry J. Beat, but I go by my nickname, Jerry. I am the Deputy Director and Acting Director of the Department of Commerce’s Office of Civil Rights (OCR) in the...

Spotlight on Commerce: Brian Gomez, IT Specialist, Institute for Telecommunication Sciences, National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA)

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Blog post by Brian Gomez, IT Specialist, Institute for Telecommunication Sciences, National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) I serve as an IT Specialist at the National Telecommunications and Information Administration's Institute for Telecommunication Sciences (ITS) in Boulder, Colorado. In my job, I have the opportunity to support several teams of telecommunication...

Spotlight on Commerce: Glorimar “Glo” Maldonado, Diversity Program Manager, U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO)

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Guest blog post by Glorimar “Glo” Maldonado, Diversity Program Manager, U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) Hispanic Heritage Month (HHM) (September 15-October 15) is a time to celebrate the histories, cultures, and contributions of Americans whose ancestors came from Spain, Mexico, the Caribbean, and Central and South America. The theme for HHM 2020 is “Hispanics: Be Proud of Your Past...

Spotlight on Commerce: Juan Bauza, Economic Development Representative for Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands, U.S. Economic Development Administration

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Blog post by Juan Bauza, Economic Development Representative for Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands, U.S. Economic Development Administration My name is Juan Bauza and I’m the Economic Development Representative (EDR) for Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands in the U.S. Economic Development Administration’s (EDA) Philadelphia Regional Office. My main responsibilities are to build strategic...

Spotlight on Commerce: Rodrigo Vilaseca, Mechanical Engineer, National Institute of Standards and Technology Center for Neutron Research (NCNR)

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Guest blog by Rodrigo Vilaseca, Mechanical Engineer, National Institute of Standards and Technology Center for Neutron Research (NCNR) Hi! I am Rodrigo Vilaseca, and I am a mechanical engineer at the National Institute of Standards and Technology Center for Neutron Research (NCNR). I’ve been working here for a little over 14 years, but I’m not originally from the DMV. I was born in Cochabamba...

Spotlight on Commerce: Siobhan Siaca: Attorney Advisor, Commercial Law Development Program (CLDP)

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Blog post by Siobhan Siaca, Attorney Advisor, Commercial Law Development Program (CLDP) I am honored to be nominated to represent my culture for the U.S. Department of Commerce during the 2020 Hispanic Heritage Month celebration. My name is Siobhan Siaca and I am an Attorney Advisor with the Commercial Law Development Program (CLDP) within the Office of General Counsel. I’ve been with CLDP for...

Spotlight on Commerce: Diana Moreno, Attorney-Advisor, National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA)

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Blog post by Diana Moreno, Attorney-Advisor, National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) I was born and raised in El Paso, Texas, a town located right on the United States-Mexico border. My parents moved permanently from Juarez, Mexico to El Paso when I was just a toddler. The city’s unique culture and diversity has helped cultivate me into the person that I am today, a proud...

Spotlight on Commerce: Melvin Jones, Chief of Workforce Strategy Branch & Center of Expertise, Human Capital Strategy Division, Office of Human Capital Services, NOAA

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Guest blog post by Melvin Jones, Chief of Workforce Strategy Branch & Center of Expertise, Human Capital Strategy Division, Office of Human Capital Services, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) My name is Melvin Jones and I am a First Generation Professional (FGP). I currently work with the Human Capital Strategy Division, Office of Human Capital Services in the National Oceanic...

Intern Spotlight Series: David Samberg

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David Samberg joined the Office of Public Affairs this summer as an intern. In this Q&A, David shares why he joined our team, what he's been working on, and what he'll take away from his time with us. Can you share a little bit about yourself and why you chose the U.S. Department of Commerce for your internship? In May, I graduated (virtually!) from Davidson College in North Carolina with a degree...