Superior Performance Award Winners 2010

Gabriela Mora Geology Dept

Gabriela Mora-Klepeis

Dept. Technician

Geology

Superior Technical Support

Gabriela Mora-Klepeis has worked at UVM and in the College for the last 10 years.  Her job, as described by one faculty member, "entails knowing how to run and fix almost every piece of equipment in the department, as well as communicating with faculty, other staff, undergraduate and graduate students, and countless vendors, outside contractors, and administrators."Her colleagues spoke of her good nature, sense of humor and caring personality; they described her as "very dedicated, enthusiastic, independent, extremely easy to work with and an "invaluable asset" to the department, noting especially her strong organizational skills, and her "ability to seamlessly work with staff colleagues in so many different venues...." In addition to all the equipment and lab maintenance work, she also makes time to interact with students - holding workshops on how to use the various equipment items, or offering informal mentoring sessions.