Computer engineer Levi Bowman started his NNSA career in the Future Leaders Program thirteen years ago. This month, Bowman, a federal IT manager at the Albuquerque Complex, was honored as one of Forty Under Forty professionals who are making a difference in New Mexico.
“I feel incredibly blessed receiving the award,” he said, “and honestly I have to give thanks to the people I’ve worked with and met at NNSA because they helped shape and mold me professionally to who I am today. Without their support and knowledge passed on to me, I probably wouldn’t have even been considered for the award.
Bowman was nominated for the award by the American Indian Science and Engineering Society (AISES). He grew up on both the Navajo Reservation and at the Pueblo of Laguna. During the award ceremony, he delivered part of his acceptance speech in Navajo.
As a University of New Mexico student, Bowman was an active volunteer with AISES and the Hispanic Engineering and Science Organization. He has continued to volunteer with both organizations and has served as manager of the Albuquerque Complex American Indian Program – judging science fairs, tutoring students interested in STEM careers, and working with the Albuquerque Indian Center on a variety of projects.
Winners are “young, top professionals who represent a wide spectrum of industries and successes across the state; they have impacted their communities and excelled in their fields,” according to award sponsor, Albuquerque Business First.
Bowman manages an operations team that assures NNSA field office customers and the Albuquerque Complex have access to mission essential IT functions, including: network, server, web application, cyber security services and maintenance.