Melanie Sonsteng

Program Manager
Program Manager 2
(510) 542-4184

Melanie is the Program Manager for the Cyclotron Road Division and oversees a variety of operational needs including HR, finance, proposals, safety, and facilities. She started with the Cyclotron Road team in June of 2015 before the division became part of ETA and has enjoyed being a part of an evolving management team that endeavors to develop and refine the best ways to support entrepreneurial scientists embedded at Berkeley Lab. Prior to this role, Melanie worked for 10 years in the Materials Sciences Division and supported the launch of the Helios SERC and JCAP programs. She also worked with the Workforce Development team (then called CSEE) to manage student interns hosted throughout the lab ecosystem. She received her B.A. in Psychology from the University of California at Santa Cruz.