Karyn Houston

Karyn Houston

Marketing Communications Manager 2
(510) 326-9181


Hello and welcome to my corner of the Internet.

I manage Communications for the Energy Technologies Area (ETA) at the Department of Energy's Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, which is managed by the University of California in a cooperative agreement.

It is my privilege to promote our amazing research, talented scientists and life-changing work devoted to enhancing lives in the U.S. and around the globe, battling the Climate Crisis, and improving the environment and the nation's infrastructure, all based on the foundation of Energy Efficiency -- the scientific field developed by Art Rosenfeld and others. I also working closely with ETA leadership in crafting our message and and creating strategic and innovative academic, industry and governmental partnerships. I coordinate closely with Berkeley Lab's Strategic Communications office, the Department of Energy and UC Berkeley to promote the Lab's vision of "Bringing Science Solutions to the World".

In my position I manage, with the help of my Communications Office team and other stakeholders:

  • News releases, publicity and media requests
  • Our stable of more than 60 websites, including our flagship site, eta.lbl.gov
  • Art and design projects
  • Support of our scientists and their media and publication needs
  • Social Media
  • Major marketing projects, including Media Campaigns, animations, videos and online collateral

    Feedback is always welcome and I am always available to chat with members of the media, our scientists and anyone else needing assistance. 

Karyn Houston
Manager | Communications

KHouston@lbl.gov -- I am best reached via email and will respond promptly
510.326.9181 - cell -- I can only accept texts and voicemails at this time


Bachelor of Science degree, undergraduate, Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo
Master's Degree, University of Hawaii
Post-graduate research, UC Berkeley