Chief of Staff
Phone: (773) 834-3909
As Chief of Staff to Juan de Pablo, Vice President for National Laboratories, Science Strategy, Innovation, and Global Initiatives, Fabiola (Fabi) serves as an advisor to Professor de Pablo, as he shapes and drives the National Laboratories’ vision. She serves as a liaison between the University of Chicago, the National Laboratories and the Department of Energy leadership teams, is responsible for the planning and execution of day-to-day operations, and the development and implementation of strategic plans for the Office of Research and National Laboratories. Fabi works closely with Larry Hill, Tracey Quinn and other officers at the University to create and deploy strategic initiatives that directly contribute to the advancement of the respective missions of both Argonne and Fermilab.
Fabi has an exceptionally strong background in Financial Planning, global strategic initiatives, internal and external audit, change management, global business process excellence, international treasury and business development. Prior to joining the University of Chicago, Fabi worked across the globe in a series of increasingly responsible leadership roles in public accounting firms, Fortune 500 corporations and private equity-owned enterprises, including such companies as Deloitte, Abbott Laboratories, Aon Hewitt, and most recently Ensono, where she was the Global Vice President for Financial Planning and Analysis.
She received her B.S and CPA from the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM) with the highest honors, and is a candidate for a Master of Liberal Arts in Ethics and Leadership at the University of Chicago. Fabi has a passion for learning about the physical and social sciences and has been an active participant in and sponsor of charities focused on empowering the diverse youth of Chicago. In her spare time, Fabi enjoys traveling, going for walks with her family and pets, as well as attending performing arts and world culture events.