Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory

Lydia Camara

Deputy Principal
Associate Director
for Operations

Lydia Camara is deputy principal associate director (DPAD) for Operations. As a key member of the NIF & Photon Science Directorate’s senior management team, she is responsible for information technology and cyber security, facilities, environment, safety and health, work control, training, security, and project/construction management services for the directorate.

Camara works with program directors to provide support for their areas and represents NIF&PS on institutional committees that address operational, safety, and security issues.

Camara came to the Laboratory in July 2003. She has experience with incident analysis and worked on the classified operations readiness review of the NIF site. She has held positions as the NIF&PS deputy operations manager, NIF&PS assurance manager, NIF&PS Directorate security officer, and Nuclear Materials Technology Program assurance manager at LLNL.

Prior to joining the Laboratory, Camara supported pit manufacturing at Los Alamos National Laboratory. She received a B.S. in biochemistry from Virginia Tech in Blacksburg, Virginia, and her MBA from Saint Mary’s College of California in Moraga.