Recipient of the 2020 Schmitt Prize: Esthela Jalabert

Esthela Jalabert

Esthela Jalabert, custodian, received the Thomas W. Schmitt Annual Staff Prize, which honors a staff member whose contributions "embody the values and spirit that enable the Institute to achieve excellence in research and education."

The award recognized Jalabert for her exemplary work ethic, "unique positive spirit, pride, and dedication." In nominating her for this award, her colleagues described her as "so much more than a custodian...she serves an essential role at Caltech: making it a home."