Nancy “Nan” Sauer is the Associate Director for Chemistry, Life, and Earth Sciences (ADCLES) at LANL. She received her Ph.D. in chemistry and came to Los Alamos National Laboratory as a Director’s Postdoctoral Fellow in 1986. Nan has held positions of increasing responsibility during her long career with LANL. She has been involved with mentoring students and with the student and postdoc program at LANL for much of her career. In 2006, she became the Director of the Institutes Office, which has as its charter university interactions and student educational programs. In this role, she was responsible for oversight and strategic engagement of six institutes and three innovation centers.
Nan’s passion and energy for education was part of her upbringing. Both of her parents were educators. In 2013, she had the opportunity to serve as the campaign chair of the Los Alamos Employees’ Scholarship Fund 2013 Campaign Chair. She joined the LANL Foundation board in 2013 and currently serves as president of the Board.