Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
United States of America
Paula Linnen is Executive Director of External Affairs at PNNL. The External Affairs team helps to connect the transformative research and leadership at PNNL to the outside world. Whether serving as a conduit to help identify trusted expertise to inform decisions; or facilitating community volunteerism and leadership; or helping to impact the quality of Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) education, the External Affairs team helps make the right PNNL connections. She and her team are driven by the belief that extraordinary science and technology, coupled with a passion for excellence in community engagement, can make our future workforce stronger; the communities in which we live and work economically vibrant; and the world more safe, secure and prosperous. The External Affairs team focuses on these outcomes every day.