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Doctoral Student Lisa Marshall Receives 2022 Social Responsibility in the Nuclear Community Award

Lisa Marshall, director of outreach, retention and engagement for the NC State University Department of Nuclear Engineering and a doctoral student in the Department of Educational Leadership, Policy, and Human Development’s Higher Education Opportunity, Equity, and Justice concentration, has received the 2022 Social Responsibility in the Nuclear Community Award from the American Nuclear Society (ANS).

The award honors individuals, groups and organizations for their outstanding efforts in social responsibility promoting diversity, equity, and inclusion in the nuclear community. Marshall was recognized for her role as one of the co-founders of the Diversity and Inclusion in ANS Committee.

“It is an honor to be recognized with my colleagues – Lane Carasik, of Virginia Commonwealth University, and Kalin Kiesling, of Argonne National Lab,” Marshall said. “We were entrusted to co-lead the continued growth of a community of nuclear professionals, tackling inequities and expanding inclusivity. This award says we see you and your labor, and thank you.”

Marshall is now looking to broaden the impact she is able to make by running for vice president/president-elect of the American Nuclear Society. 

“I want to center and reinforce relationship building, engaging with individuals around education and the profession, and societal impact, impact that has as its essence, not as an add-on, justice, equity, diversity and inclusion (JEDI),” Marshall said.

As she continues to make an impact on the nuclear community, Marshall is also growing as a practitioner through her experiences as a doctoral student in the College of Education.

“I have found my other academic home to explore further what engineering education brings to the table through the lens of higher education, equity, opportunity and justice,” Marshall said. “My faculty and cohort are celebrating and most importantly pushing me to be a better version of myself — this work is crucial.”