Laleh E. Cote
Senior Internship Coordinator; Doctoral Student
Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory; University of California Berkeley
Laleh Cote is a doctoral student at the University of California (UC) Berkeley, where she is studying Science Education (Ph.D.) and Microbiology (Master’s) in the Baranger Group. With 13 years of experience working at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, she currently serves as the Senior Internship Coordinator with Workforce Development & Education. She is an NSF GRFP Fellow, a member of the Collaborative Around Research Experiences for Teachers (CARET), and a member of the Steering Committee for the Coalition for Education & Outreach (CEO) at UC Berkeley. Her primary research focus is centered around student outcomes and mentoring practices in science research experiences, with a special focus on students from both underrepresented and underserved groups. She is involved in projects related to microbiology education, culturally relevant approaches to teaching and mentoring, assessment tools, and increasing diversity in STEM fields by addressing issues of equity and access.