Contact Human Resources

Our Human Resources Team

Jennifer Schultz

Jennifer Schultz

Director of Human Resources

Jennifer provides leadership and oversight for human resources at the Desert Research Institute. The HR team serves to support the organization by developing strategic initiatives the distinguish people as our greatest asset. HR Strives to provide outstanding service while fostering collaboration in the development of programs and services to contribute toward and strengthen our organization’s effectiveness.

Jennifer.Schultz@dri.edu | 775.673.7317

Kelsey Carter

Kelsey Carter

SR. HR BUSINESS PARTNER

Kelsey is our Northern Nevada benefits expert and can assist with all benefits questions including health insurance, health saving accounts, flexible spending accounts, supplement benefits, retirement questions and planning and leaves including FMLA. Kelsey is the HR Workday subject matter expert and can assist with technical guidance as it relates to the HR portion of Workday and report writing.

Kelsey.Carter@dri.edu | 775.673.7332

Joanne Huston

Joanne Huston

SR. HR BUSINESS PARTNER - DRI'S LAS VEGAS CAMPUS

Joanne provides all HR services for DRI’s Southern Nevada Science Center (SNSC) in Las Vegas. Joanne handles all recruitment functions, new hire orientation, payroll, benefits, record keeping, and facilitates resolution of employee relations matters.

Joanne.Huston@dri.edu | 702.862.5548

Rachael Solano

Rachael Solano

HUMAN RESOURCES GENERALIST

Rachael provides employment and administrative services with our recruitment process, candidate sourcing, position advertisements, applicant tracking, relocation, and other NNSC customer service regarding employment and recruitment. Rachael is our Bridge learning management system (LMS) subject matter expert. Rachael also serves as DRI’s Hispanic-Serving Institutions (HSI) committee representative.

Rachael.Solano@dri.edu | 775.673.7319

Dana Trimble

Dana Trimble

Diversity Officer

Dana serves as DRI’s Diversity Officer, working closely with the Human Resources Office to enhance recruitment and retention efforts in order to reach a wider audience and expand the talent pool. DRI is committed to hiring a diverse workforce, as diversity increases problem solving, creativity, employee engagement, and expands DRI’s research portfolio.  Dana also serves as DRI’s representative for NSHE’s Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Council (EDIC), which works to support diversity throughout the system. 

Dana.Trimble@dri.edu | 775.673.7427 

Malia Redmon

Malia Redmon

HUMAN RESOURCES GENERALIST

Malia provides support to all DRI employees and HR Staff. She is the point of contact for payroll related matters, hourly recruitments, hourly orientations, volunteers, and record keeping. She continually leads special projects, as needed, to support all areas of HR.

Malia.Redmon@dri.edu| 775.673.7335

Northern Nevada Science Center
2215 Raggio Parkway, Reno, NV 89512
Fax: 775.673.7339

Contact the DRI Human Resources Office

Email – hr@dri.edu

Southern Nevada Science Center
755 E. Flamingo Road, Las Vegas, NV 89119
Fax: 702.862.5557