Channa Palmer is the Lead University Recruiter at Oak Ridge National Laboratory. Channa works to recruit top talent for ORNL distinguished doctoral fellowships, post-graduate positions, internships, and early career employment. She also recruits for the ORNL-UT graduate program, the Bredesen Center for Interdisciplinary Research in Graduate Education (The Bredesen Center). Prior to joining the recruiting team, Channa worked as an HR Administrator for the Computing and Computational Sciences organization at ORNL. She joined ORNL after completing a bachelor's degree in Business Administration and Human Resource Management at the University of Tennessee.
Channa is a member of the ORNL Early Career Professionals Group and ORNL African American Affinity Resource Council. Channa also serves as the College Relations Board Member for the Tennessee Valley Human Resources Association.