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Kelly Olsen Sullivan
Area Groups, Industries, State & Federal Laboratories Constituency Director
Director, University Partnerships
Pacific Northwest National Laboratory

Kelly Sullivan joined Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) in August of 2001, and is currently the director of institutional partnerships, a resource used throughout the laboratory. She is responsible for developing and maintaining collaborations and partnerships with colleges, universities and other research institutions that help the laboratory achieve its missions for the nation and the world. Prior to coming to PNNL, she was a chemistry professor at Mankato State University in Minnesota and at Creighton University in Nebraska. She taught physical and general chemistry, and also directed the Creighton Chemistry Players, a team of faculty and students who brought the excitement of chemistry to children and adults through theatre and music. Her research interests focus on the electronic structure of small molecules and ions. She serves on several national advisory boards to various education-related initiatives and is a speaker on career development for women scientists. Sullivan received a B.S. in chemistry from Christian Brothers College and a Ph.D. in physical chemistry from Texas Tech University. In addition to Sigma Xi, she is a member of the American Society for Mass Spectrometry, American Chemical Society, Association for Women in Science, American Geophysical Union, and other professional societies.


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