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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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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...

Spotlight on Commerce: Gilbert Resendez, Broadband Program Specialist, BroadbandUSA, National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA)

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Guest blog post by Gilbert Resendez, Broadband Program Specialist, BroadbandUSA, National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) Pride Month is a time for members of the LGBTQ+ community and its allies to celebrate our history and continue the fight for equal rights. While we come from different places and different backgrounds, we all share the innate desire for acceptance.The...

Spotlight on Commerce: Dr. John Cortinas, Director, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Atlantic Oceanographic and Meteorological Laboratory

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Guest blog post by Dr. John Cortinas, Director, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Atlantic Oceanographic and Meteorological Laboratory My name is John Cortinas, and I am the director of NOAA's Atlantic and Oceanographic Meteorological Laboratory (AOML) within NOAA Research. The laboratory is a world leader in conducting oceanographic and meteorological research in the areas of...

Spotlight on Commerce: Michael Marangell, Commercial Attaché, U.S. Foreign Commercial Service, U.S. Embassy Beijing

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Blog post by Michael Marangell, Commercial Attaché, U.S. Foreign Commercial Service, U.S. Embassy Beijing It still catches me off-guard when I realize that 2020 marks 10 years of Federal service, and all of it with the Commerce Department's International Trade Administration (ITA). I joined ITA after graduating from The George Washington University with a Bachelor of Business Administration and...

Spotlight on Commerce: Zach Lilly, Telecommunications Policy Analyst, National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA)

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Guest blog post by Zach Lilly, Telecommunications Policy Analyst, National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) Both my grandfather and father worked in cable. I used to joke with my dad that I fully intended to break that chain. I had, I thought, absolutely zero interest in the technical, often complicated world of telecommunications. As I got older, I began to realize what a...

Spotlight on Commerce: Emy Tseng, Broadband Program Specialist, BroadbandUSA, National Telecommunications and Information Administration

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Guest blog post by Emy Tseng, Broadband Program Specialist, BroadbandUSA, National Telecommunications and Information Administration I am honored to participate in the Department of Commerce’s celebration of Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month. I was born in Taiwan and spent most of my childhood in Seattle. Growing up, my favorite subjects were math and music. Along the way a number...