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

Employment Manager

Kelsey provides employment and administrative services with the electronic recruitment process, position advertisements, applicant tracking, relocation, institutional employment reports, and other NNSC customer service regarding employment and recruitment. She also serves as the Affirmative Action Officer for the institute.

Kelsey.Carter@dri.edu | 775.673.7332

Joanne Huston

Joanne Huston

Senior Human Resources Generalist - DRI's Las Vegas Campus

Joanne provides employment and administrative services for DRI’s Southern Nevada Science Center (SNSC) in Las Vegas. She is responsible for the recruitment process for the SNSC campus, new hire orientation, record keeping, payroll, benefits, and provides backup support to the NNSC office.

Joanne.Huston@dri.edu | 702.862.5548

Rachael Solano

Rachael Solano

Human Resources Coordinator

Rachael provides support to all DRI employees and HR Staff. She is the main point of contact for hourly, temporary, and technical recruitments, and assists the employment manager with other searches. She is responsible for maintaining office phone lines and providing customer support to employees who come into the HR Office, as well as maintaining the office environment. She continually provides support with projects given to her by the other members of the HR team. Rachael also serves as DRI’s Hispanic-Serving Institutions (HSI) committee representative.

Rachael.Solano@dri.edu | 775.673.7431

Mallorie Simmons

Mallorie Simmons

HR Assistant

Mallorie is the first point of contact for all walk-ins to the HR office and assists employees and applicants with general questions and needs. She also provides administrative support to all the HR staff. Some of her responsibilities include maintaining office phone lines, scheduling meetings, assembling new hire packets, distributing forms and materials, and maintaining employee records. She continually provides support with projects given to her by other members of the HR team.

Mallorie.Simmons@dri.edu | 775.673.7431

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 

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