Digital Content Specialist, Office of Public Affairs
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Paul Lester is a Digital Content Specialist in the Office of Public Affairs.
Paul was born in Ohio but spent most of his life in Florida, where he worked as news researcher/archivist and online editor for the Orlando Sentinel.
He moved to Washington in 2008 for a web editor role with the Guardian before working as a contractor for the Wind and Water Technologies Office, Small Business Administration and Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy.
Paul joined the Energy.gov team in March 2015, contributing to Energy Blog and assisting with managing the Energy Department’s social media channels. When he’s not in the office, Paul can be seen slowly running around D.C. training for his next half marathon.
5 Facts About Fireworks
July 1, 2019
Happy Fourth of July! Learn about the science of fireworks with these energy-related facts.
INTERACTIVE MAP: U.S. Liquefied Natural Gas Exports Breaking Records
May 15, 2019
The U.S. is now a net exporter of both natural gas and Liquefied Natural Gas, sending shipments to dozens of countries around the world.
5 Things to Know About the National Science Bowl
April 23, 2019
A few facts about America's top science competitions for middle and high school students.
Black History Month: 5 Facts About Dr. William Jacob Knox Jr.
February 28, 2019
Dr. William Jacob Knox Jr. broke barriers his entire life and was the first black supervisor in the Manhattan Project.
Black History Month: 5 Facts About Dr. Samuel P. Massie
February 14, 2019
Dr. Samuel P. Massie worked at Ames National Lab during the Manhattan Project and became the first black professor to teach at the Naval Academy.
Black History Month: 5 Facts About Dr. Moddie Taylor
February 7, 2019
Dr. Moddie Taylor was part of an elite group of scientists tasked with developing the atomic bomb, helping to end the deadliest war in world history.
9 Energy Data Tools You Can Use in 2019
January 4, 2019
The Energy Department has resources to help consumers understand the role energy plays in their daily lives and how they can manage it.
Remembering President George H. W. Bush: 5 Key Moments in Energy Department History
December 4, 2018
A look back at a few of the important Energy Department milestones during George H. W. Bush's presidency.
5 Facts About the Collegiate Wind Competition
May 3, 2018
Collegiate Wind Competition helps undergraduates learn the real-world skills they need to grow America's energy economy.