Andrea Salazar Morgan – Acting Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Accessibility Director
Andrea Salazar Morgan guides the laboratory’s diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility initiatives, collaborating across the organization to create a welcoming and effective workplace for NREL staff.
As part of her acting role, she supports NREL's employee resource groups and serves as co-chair of the Chief Diversity Officers Committee for the National Laboratory Directors' Council.
Before joining NREL, Salazar Morgan served as director of the Multicultural Engineering Program at the Colorado School of Mines. There, she supported all program operations, including activities that supported recruitment, retention, and graduation of students historically underserved and underrepresented in STEM—including but not limited to African American, Asian, Hispanic, LGBTQ+, Native American, and first-generation college students. As director, she also served as the site coordinator for the National Science Foundation’s Louis Stokes Alliances for Minority Participation grant and created pathways for undergraduate research and mentorship.
For more than 20 years, Salazar Morgan has worked in varying capacities in the diversity, equity, and inclusion space—always with a focus on collaborations to broaden impact.
She earned a Bachelor of Arts in speech communications from Colorado State University and a Master of Science in international political economy of resources from the Colorado School of Mines.