Christy L. Jackiewicz has been providing federal leadership in advocacy, contracting, policy, budget, human capital and outreach since 1989. As Chief of the Minority Educational Institution Division in the Office of Economic Impact and Diversity, Christy engages with the Department of Energy's (DOE) program offices, laboratories, and field sites to establish internships, research opportunities, grants, and cooperative agreements with Minority Serving Institutions (MSIs). These relationships increase the capability of stakeholders to build a pipeline of Science, Technology, Engineering, Math and Energy leaders for the future of this agency and the American workforce.
Jasmine Anderson, M.S. (Sault Ste Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians/Pamunkey) serves as a Management and Program Analyst, and Tribal Colleges and Universities, and Native Serving Non-Tribal Institutions Lead in the Office of Economic Impact and Diversity (Minority Educational Institutions Division) at the Department of Energy (DOE). She supports educational and technical assistance efforts with Minority Serving Institutions (MSIs) and MSI organizations. In her role she identifies and executes outreach and engagement plans to improve access to DOE opportunities for under-resourced and underserved MSIs and MSI stakeholders. Additionally, she fosters partnerships and advocates for MSIs to join the mission-critical work of the Department.
Previously, Jasmine worked as a Project Monitor with the Department of Energy’s Office of Indian Energy Policy and Programs. Prior to entering the federal government, Jasmine worked in the nonprofit sector focusing on water safety and provided governmental support to Federally Recognized Tribes.
Jasmine is a graduate of the University of Mary Washington (B.A.) and the University of Maryland Global Campus (M.S.).
Trina Bilal, M.B.A. is a Program Manager within the Department of Energy’s Office of Economic Impact and Diversity’s Minority Educational Institution office.
As Program Manager, Mrs. Bilal is responsible for collaborating with internal and external stakeholders to develop, implement and manage nation-wide initiatives to advocate for the engagement of Minority Serving Institutions and historically underrepresented communities in Departmental programs and the national energy sector. Additionally, she serves as Co-Chair of the White House Initiative on Historically Black Colleges and Universities’ (HBCUs) Federal Funding Opportunities Cluster leading the development and implementation of collaborative, sustainable, interagency strategies to improve the conditions under which HBCUs compete for the full range of Federal opportunities.
Mrs. Bilal holds a B.B.A in International Business with a Finance concentration from Howard University and an M.B.A. from Georgetown University.
Dr. Nabih Haddad is currently the STEM Education Research and Development Lead in the Minority Educational Institutions Division within the Office of Economic Impact & Diversity at the DOE, where he is developing research materials, highlighting best practices for engaging with MSIs, developing programs, working to develop ways to benchmark the needs of Minority Serving Institutions (MSIs) and aligning data/best practices with DOE strategic priorities.
In his former work as a postdoctoral fellow at the University of Michigan Ann Arbor, he managed a longitudinal study of first-year doctoral education, examining how academic identities are developed over time.
At Harvard, Haddad extended his prior work of conducting fundraising feasibility reports, managing processes and guidelines for working with fundraising and academic partners and developing prospect pipelines. Additionally, Haddad worked with The W.K. Kellogg Foundation to explore the organizational landscape of MSIS, focusing on Historically Black Colleges and Universities and Tribal Colleges and Universities.
Emily Kessel-Qureshi, M.A. serves as a Management and Program Analyst in the Office of Economic Impact and Diversity (Minority Educational Institutions Division) at the Department of Energy (DOE). Emily leads educational and technical assistance efforts with Minority Serving Institutions (MSIs) and MSI organizations. In her role she identifies and executes outreach and engagement plans to improve access to DOE opportunities for under-resourced and underserved MSIs and MSI stakeholders, and foster partnerships and advocate for MSIs to join the mission-critical work of the Department.
Previously, Emily was a Senior Legislative and Intergovernmental Affairs Specialist at the Minority Business Development Agency at the Department of Commerce and served as the Region 3 Co-Lead for the White House Initiative for Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians, and Pacific Islanders (WHIAANHPI)’s Regional Network through March 2023.
Prior to entering the federal government, Emily worked in the nonprofit sector focusing on exchange visitor program management, policy analysis, and community engagement with immigrant communities. Emily is a graduate of the University of St. Thomas (B.A.) and University of Hawai’i Manoa (M.A.)
Karen Lerma is a Management and Program Analyst within the Department of Energy’s Office of Economic Impact and Diversity’s Minority Educational Institutions Division. She leads outreach and engagement efforts in support of Hispanic Serving Institutions (HSIs) and HSI affiliated associations and organizations. She collaborates with internal and external stakeholders to develop, implement, and manage nation-wide, sustainable initiatives to advocate for the engagement of HSIs in Departmental programs and the national energy sector. Karen is a graduate from the Anderson School of Management at the University of New Mexico (BBA).
Chester Scott is a Program Analyst within the Office of Economic Impact and Diversity’s Office of Minority Educational Institutions.
Mr. Scott has several years of experience working with underrepresented communities and populations in the minority education and minority business sectors and advocates on their behalf to ensure they can fully participate in the programs at the Department. Additionally, Mr. Scott leads and manages the Department’s Minority Educational Institutions Student Partnership Program. He collaborates with DOE program offices and national laboratories to promote the significance of providing a valuable work experience for summer interns.
Mr. Scott holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Management and Technology from University of Maryland, University College (UMUC). He is a native of North Carolina and a U.S. Army veteran.
Mr. Scott is passionate about helping others and believes a positive attitude can clear all obstacles that stand between you and your life’s purpose.