Karyn Houston

Karyn Houston

Communications and Marketing: Cyclotron Road
Marketing Communications Manager 2
(510) 326-9181


Hello and welcome to my corner of the Internet.

I manage Communications for the Energy Technologies Area (ETA) at the Department of Energy's Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, which is managed by the University of California in a cooperative agreement.

It is my privilege to promote our amazing research, talented scientists and life-changing work devoted to enhancing lives in the U.S. and around the globe, battling the Climate Crisis, and improving the environment and the nation's infrastructure, all based on the foundation of Energy Efficiency -- the scientific field developed by Art Rosenfeld and others. I also working closely with ETA leadership in crafting our message and and creating strategic and innovative academic, industry and governmental partnerships. I coordinate closely with Berkeley Lab's Strategic Communications office, the Department of Energy and UC Berkeley to promote the Lab's vision of "Bringing Science Solutions to the World".

In my position I manage, with the help of my Communications Office team and other stakeholders:

  • News releases, publicity and media requests
  • Our stable of more than 60 websites, including our flagship site, eta.lbl.gov
  • Art and design projects
  • Support of our scientists and their media and publication needs
  • Social Media
  • Major marketing projects, including Media Campaigns, animations, videos and online collateral

    Feedback is always welcome and I am always available to chat with members of the media, our scientists and anyone else needing assistance. 

Karyn Houston
Manager | Communications

KHouston@lbl.gov -- I am best reached via email and will respond promptly
510.326.9181 - cell -- I can only accept texts and voicemails at this time


Check out some of our work at these links:






FB: www.facebook.com/energytechnologiesarea.lbnl/

Twitter: twitter.com/BerkeleyLabETA

Our youtube channel: www.youtube.com/channel/UCwYbhcdL4ALxy94AztGefhA/videos



Bachelor of Science degree, undergraduate, Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo
Master's Degree, University of Hawaii
Post-graduate research, UC Berkeley


Recognition of Excellence -  June 20th 2022

Excellent support for transition and updating of website content and collateral pages.

Spot: Strategic Plan Refresh Team -  May 03rd 2021

For exceptional service and professionalism in the design, development and production of ETA's 2021 Strategic Plan Refresh.

Kiran Julin profile page

Purabi Thakre profile page

Karyn Houston profile page

Cristen Farley profile page

Erin Bertiglia profile page

Spot: Natasha Nelson, Marie Butson, Karyn Houston, Cristen Farley -  April 26th 2021

For exceptional contributions to the production of the 2021 Lab Director's Area Review for ETA.

Natasha Nelson profile page

Marie Butson profile page

Karyn Houston profile page

Cristen Farley profile page

Research Vision Presentation -  May 11th 2020

Outstanding design and development of a strategic research presentation to the Department of Energy.

Exceptional Work - Newsletters -  May 06th 2020

For exceptional work in crisis communications during the COVID 19 health emergency.

Spot: Natasha Nelson, Diane Douglas, Anita Estner, Erin Bertiglia, Sara Lee, Ellen Thomas, Karyn Houston -  May 17th 2019

For exceptional support, management and execution of the 2019 Rosenfeld Symposium.

Spot: Diane Douglas, Erin Bertiglia, Anita Estner, Karyn Houston, Natasha Nelson, Judith Novak and Laura Wong -  January 23rd 2017

For exceptional support of the 2016 ETA Area Review.

Spot: Erin Bertiglia, Karyn Houston and Natasha Nelson -  January 13th 2017

For outstanding support in the completion of ETA's first Strategic Plan.