Mid-Career Cadre: Class of 2021

Laura Biedermann Dr. Laura Biedermann is a Principal Member of the Technical Staff in the Electronic, Optical, and Nano Materials organization at Sandia National Laboratories (SNL). She conducts material aging and reliability studies for multiple nuclear weapon modernizations programs. She leads projects focused on future technology insertion, simulating novel material architectures to protect systems against...

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Laura Biedermann

Dr. Laura Biedermann is a Principal Member of the Technical Staff in the Electronic, Optical, and Nano Materials organization at Sandia National Laboratories (SNL). She conducts material aging and reliability studies for multiple nuclear weapon modernizations programs. She leads projects focused on future technology insertion, simulating novel material architectures to protect systems against future threats and evaluating the performance of new stockpile materials. Dr. Biedermann is a liaison to the US-UK Joint Working Group for non-nuclear stockpile materials, facilitating collaborative research. Her current research includes evaluating electrical conduction mechanisms in novel materials, investigating X-ray/material interactions, and characterizing materials for high-voltage holdoff applications. She earned her B.S. in physics from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and her Ph.D. in physics from Purdue University.

Savannah Blalock

Savannah Blalock is a Foreign Affairs Specialist at the U.S. Department of Energy’s National Nuclear Security Administration. She is currently the Program Manager for Latin America in the International Nonproliferation Export Control Program and covers the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons. Savannah previously served on the U.S. delegation to the Nuclear Suppliers Group, and spent a year as an NNSA Graduate Fellow in the Office of Nonproliferation and Arms Control. Savannah also has previous experience at the U.S. Department of State’s Offices of WMD Terrorism and Counterproliferation Initiatives. She holds a bachelor’s degree in International Affairs from the University of Georgia and a Master of Arts in International Relations and Economics from the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies.

Kane Burton

Kane Burton is a Senior Principal Systems Engineer with the Northrop Grumman Corporation in Huntsville, Alabama, where he works on the GBSD program.  He earned an officer commission from Det. 810 and spent nearly six years as a Nuclear Missile Operator in the Air Force on the Minuteman III ICBM system, serving as a crew commander, instructor, and finally evaluator.   He holds a Bachelors in Chemistry from Baylor University and a M.S. in Space System from Florida Institute of Technology.

Sarah Castro

Captain Sarah Castro is a senior instructor in the United States Air Force Academy Department of Physics and Meteorology, where she teaches and coordinates research for the Nuclear Weapons and Strategy minor. She earned her bachelor’s degree in physics from the United States Air Force Academy in 2014, and went on to earn a master’s degree in nuclear engineering from the Air Force Institute of Technology in 2016. Captain Castro has also served as a debris alert officer in support of nuclear treaty monitoring, and was involved in six National Technical Nuclear Forensics exercises and the DOD response to two North Korean declared nuclear tests while stationed at the Air Force Technical Applications Center.

Geoffrey Chapman

Geoffrey Chapman is a MacArthur funded Research Associate at King’s College London’s Centre for Science and Security Studies (CSSS). His research focuses on British nuclear security in the aftermath of Brexit and the Coronavirus pandemic. His doctoral thesis examined the role of tacit knowledge in shaping outcomes within Britain’s nuclear weapons programme.

Geoffrey is a part time lecturer for the Department of War Studies Hacking Defence Problems course. He is also a contributing lecturer on issues such as the intangible barriers to CBRN proliferation, state and non-state actor uses of chemical weapons and OSINT education. Dr Chapman contributes to the CSSS’ work on international nuclear security education and security culture assessment, with a particular focus on insider threats.

Justine Davidson

Ms. Justine Davidson serves as a special scientific advisor to the Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Nuclear Matters (DASD(NM)), as a member of the Nuclear Weapons Development & Assessments team. She provides subject matter expertise on issues pertaining to the U.S. stockpile of nuclear weapons and activities at the NNSA laboratories and plants, including analysis in support of Nuclear Weapons Council (NWC) actions, decisions on weapon designations, life extension programs, surety, use control, annual assessment, and coordination with delivery platforms.   Prior to her current role, Ms. Davidson served as the Intergovernmental Personnel Act (IPA) technical advisor from LANL to the United States Navy (USN), Reentry Systems Branch SP28. She chaired the Vulnerability Subcommittee (VSC) and Quality Assurance and Reliability Subcommittee (QARSC) for the Mk4 and Mk5 Project Officers Group as well as the Service Life Assessment Subcommittee (SLASC, joint UK). Ms. Davidson was the USN implementer for the Nuclear Posture Review (NPR) Hardened and Deeply Buried Target Task. She was also the principal coordinator for the W76‐2 Design Review and Acceptance Group (DRAAG).   While at LANL she was the lead W76 Weapon Responder and co‐author of the Documented Safety Analysis for sub‐critical experiments for the Lyra Series. She was appointed to the External Advisory Committee in the Chemical Engineering Department at New Mexico Tech in 2016 and continues to serve today. Prior to working at LANL she worked at Halliburton in various capacities including as the Radiation/Explosives Safety Officer and Ballistic Instrumentation Laboratory Manager. In this role she accrued multiple patents and publications.   Justine holds a Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering and a Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering, specializing in Explosives Engineering. She is pursuing her Doctorate of Philosophy in Mechanical Engineering, specializing in Nuclear and Radiation Engineering, at the University of Texas – Austin.  

Paul Davis

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John Emery

John R. Emery is an Assistant Professor of International Security in the department of International and Area Studies at the University of Oklahoma. His research focuses on issues of ethics of war, nuclear wargaming, human-machine interaction, and the role of technology in international relations. Previously, Dr. Emery was a Stanton Nuclear Security Fellow at Stanford University’s Center for International Security and Cooperation (CISAC). He holds a Ph.D. in political science from the University of California, Irvine where he was also a Tobis Fellow at the Center for the Scientific Study of Ethics and Morality. In the 2017-2018 academic year he was a part of a National Science Foundation EAGER grant that brought together an interdisciplinary research group to assess the impact of technology on law and society broadly. He has published widely in edited volumes and academic journals, including Ethics & International Affairs, Texas National Security Review, Critical Military Studies, and Law & Policy.

Chris Fichtl

Chris Fichtl has been a technical staff member at Los Alamos National Laboratory since 2012.  He is the project leader for the LANL Post-detonation Device Assessment team, which supports both the Technical Nuclear Forensics and Foreign Nuclear Weapons programs at LANL.  In addition to his project leader roles, Chris supports the current and future stockpile and Foreign Nuclear Weapons Intelligence Initiative programs.  Prior to joining LANL, he served as an officer in the United States Air Force.  Chris received a PhD in Nuclear Engineering from the University of New Mexico in 2010.

Dan Gordon

Dan Gordon is an technical manager and engineer for Northrop Grumman in Roy, UT, focused on new development and sustainment of ICBM systems. In his ten year career at Northrop Grumman, he has led development and integration for various ICBM ground and flight capability improvements and advancing new ICBM ground operations system design. These responsibilities have included requirements definition, component design and integration, and complete ICBM system testing, to include supporting the Air Force on operational investigations and capability studies. Dan graduated from Binghamton University in 2005 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Engineering, with expertise in software development, digital hardware development, systems engineering and integrated testing.

Kate Hewitt

Kate Hewitt is Public Affairs Specialist and spokeswoman for the National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA). Previously, she was a Program Analyst with NNSA’s Office of Safety, Infrastructure, and Operations; and a Herbert Scoville Jr. Peace Fellow and research assistant with the Brookings Institution’s Foreign Policy program focused on nuclear security and strategy. She also served in Peace Corps Moldova and held a nuclear technology and policy internship with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Kate is the recipient of the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists’ Rieser Award (2018), N Square Nuclear Security Innovation Fellowship (2018), and a Farsi Foreign Language and Area Studies Fellowship (2017). She holds a dual-B.A. in Political Science and Philosophy from Gonzaga University and an M.A. in Global Studies from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She sits on the Board of Advisors for Girl Security and writes a monthly national security column for Inkstick Media.

Jordan Hibbs

Jordan Hibbs serves as a Senior Advisor in the Office of the Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Nuclear Matters on a detail assignment from Navy Strategic Systems Programs (SSP).  Jordan has served in a variety of roles across the nuclear enterprise with demonstrated expertise in nuclear weapons policy. Jordan previously served as a Special Assistant to the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Nuclear, Chemical, and Biological Defense Programs, a Strategic Weapons Action Officer for Navy SSP, and a Presidential Management Fellow at the U.S. Department of Energy. Jordan holds a Master’s in Science and Technology Policy and a Bachelor of Science from Arizona State University. Jordan is currently a Harvard University Arms Control Negotiation Academy Fellow, a member of the National Defense University’s Center for the Study of Weapons of Mass Destruction Program for Emerging Leaders, and serves on the Board for the Women in International Security DC Chapter.

Emily Holland

Emily Holland is an Assistant Professor in the Russia Maritime Studies Institute at the Center for Naval Warfare Studies, United States Naval War College. Dr. Holland studies energy politics, Russian and European foreign policy, US-Russia relations, and populist movements in East-Central Europe and Russia. Her book project, “Poisoned by Gas” elucidates the relationship between foreign policy, domestic politics, and the natural gas trade in Europe and the post-Soviet space. She is currently a visiting scholar at NYU’s Jordan Center for the Advanced Study of Russia, and previously held appointments at the European Council on Foreign Relations and the German Institute for Economic Research in Berlin.

Micah Howard

Micah Howard is a Principal Member of Technical Staff at Sandia National Laboratories and currently on a multi-year assignment as a Special Scientific Advisor in the Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Research and Engineering. In his current role, he provides technical, policy and budgetary advice to OUSD(R&E) senior leaders on nuclear weapons-related matters. While at Sandia, his work focused on computational science and engineering for aerodynamic and aerothermodynamic analysis of nuclear and conventional weapon systems. He earned his PhD in Aerospace Engineering from the University of Colorado at Boulder in 2010 and is an Associate Fellow of the American Institute for Aeronautics and Astronautics.

Channing Huntington

Channing Huntington is a physicist at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory.  He is currently on assignment with the Department of Energy National Nuclear Security Administration (DOE/NNSA) Office of Research, Development, Test, and Evaluation (NA-11), where he supports the Office of Experimental Science. He was previously on assignment to the Joint Staff J5 (Strategy, Policy, and Plans) Strategic Stability branch, where he served as senior technical advisor and assisted Joint Staff leadership with topics under consideration in the Nuclear Weapons Council.  Channing joined Livermore after earning his Ph.D. in Applied Physics from the University of Michigan and contributed to science campaigns on the National Ignition Facility investigating fundamental physics relevant to the NNSA stockpile stewardship mission.

Brett Isselhardt

Dr. Isselhardt is a Nuclear Engineer in the Nuclear and Chemical Sciences Division at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory.  Brett earned a Ph.D. in Nuclear Engineering from the University of California at Berkeley and a B.S. in Physics from Westmont College. He originally joined LLNL during his graduate studies, spent two years as a National Technical Nuclear Forensics Center post-doctoral fellow at LLNL, and has now been a staff member of the group for more than ten years. In his current role as a Deputy Group Leader, he helps manage the technical and support staff of the Chemical and Isotopic Signatures group, as well as several small teams that perform cutting edge R&D in materials signatures and new method development for application to nuclear forensics, nonproliferation, and national security. His most significant technical contribution is in developing Resonance Ionization Mass Spectrometry for these applications, including the establishment of a state-of-the-art research facility at LLNL in 2015.

Galen Jackson

Galen Jackson is an assistant professor of political science at Williams College and an associate editor for the Texas National Security Review. His research interests include great power politics, the international relations of the Middle East, American foreign policy, and nuclear weapons. His book, The Lost Peace: Great Power Politics and the Arab-Israeli Dispute, 1967-1979, will be published in 2023. Previously, he was a Stanton Nuclear Security predoctoral fellow at MIT, a postdoctoral fellow at Williams College, and a postdoctoral fellow in the Clements Center for National Security at the University of Texas at Austin. He holds a Ph.D. in political science from UCLA.

Joshua Kallman

Dr. Josh Kallman received his PhD in Astrophysics from the Plasma Physics Program at Princeton University. His graduate work involved high temperature Langmuir probe diagnostics for magnetic fusion applications at the National Spherical Torus Experiment at Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory. Josh is currently the lead for the Certification Methodologies Program Group in the Weapon Physics and Design Program at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory. His group focuses on developing ways to link stockpile science (computational, theoretical, and experimental) to the certification of the current and future US stockpile. His work has included experiments at Omega, Z, NIF, and LLNL hydrodynamics tests facilities, and his current research interests include radiation flow, uncertainty quantification, and machine learning applications. His outside interests include all things Star Wars, the Livermore Valley wine region, and exploring the Bay Area with his family.

Heather Kearney

Ms. Heather Kearney serves as Senior Asia-Pacific Analyst for United States Strategic Command. Since 2010 her focus has been on Asia-Pacific strategic environment. She is a published author, her research titled Identifying Leader’s Intent: An Analysis of Kim Jong-Un with Dr. Michelle Black was published in January 2021 by the Journal of Defense & Security Analysis. Ms. Kearney earned her Masters of Science in International Relations with a concentration in National Security Affairs from in Troy University in 2006, and received her Bachelor of Science degree with honors, in Public Administration from Upper Iowa University in 2003.

Jaclyn Kerr

Dr. Jaclyn Kerr is Senior Research Fellow for Defense and Technology Futures at the Center for Strategic Research at National Defense University’s Institute for National Strategic Studies.  Her research focuses on digital and emerging technologies, their cross-domain strategic interactions, and impacts on international politics, national security, and democracy.  She has held research or policy advising positions with the US Department of State, the Cyber Solarium Commission, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, and Harvard and Stanford Universities, and has prior professional experience in software engineering.  Dr. Kerr holds a PhD and MA in Government from Georgetown University, and an MA in Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies and BAS in Mathematics and Slavic Languages and Literatures from Stanford University.  She is also a Nonresident Fellow with the Brookings Institution’s Foreign Policy Program and an Affiliate with Stanford University’s Center for International Security and Cooperation.   

Lami Kim

Dr. Lami Kim is an Assistant Professor in the Department of National Security and Strategy at the U.S. Army War College.  Her research interests are all things nuclear, emerging technologies, and security issues in East Asia.  Her work has appeared or is forthcoming in The Washington Quarterly, Global Governance, Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists, Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, the National Bureau of Asian Research, Routledge, and The Diplomat, among others. Previously, she has served as a research fellow at Harvard’s Belfer Center, the Wilson Center, Pacific Forum, and the Stimson Center; as a Nuclear Scholar at the Center for Strategic and International Studies; as a Visiting Fellow at Seoul National University; and also as a South Korean diplomat.  She has taught at Harvard University, Boston College, and the University of Hong Kong.  She holds a PhD degree from the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University and a Master’s degree from Harvard University.

Marie Kirkegaard

Dr. Marie Kirkegaard is a program officer with the Committee on International Security and Arms Control (CISAC) at the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine (NASEM). She is the co-director of a congressionally mandated NASEM study assessing U.S. capabilities to monitor, detect, and verify nuclear weapons and fissile materials. In addition, Marie co-leads CISAC’s on-going track II security dialogues with counterparts in India. Prior to joining NASEM, Marie worked at the Defense Threat Reduction Agency and Oak Ridge National Laboratory. She earned a B.S. in chemical physics from Harvey Mudd College and a Ph.D. focused on uranium chemistry from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville.

Jessica Lillo

Jessica Lillo is a Foreign Affairs Specialist at the U.S. Department of Energy’s National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA).  Her work focuses on minimizing and, when possible, eliminating weapons-usable nuclear material from civilian applications in support of U.S. Government nonproliferation objectives. Since 2015, Ms. Lillo has negotiated and implemented agreements with partner countries in Asia to remove or eliminate excess stocks of highly enriched uranium (HEU) and plutonium from research reactors and isotope production facilities.  Prior to joining NNSA, Ms. Lillo served as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Romania.  She holds a Master of Science in Foreign Service from Georgetown University’s Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service and a Bachelor of Arts in International Relations from Boston University.

Jesse Lorenzen

Jesse Lorenzen is a retired submarine officer serving on both a ballistic missile submarine and a fast attack submarine. Jesse also served as a foreign exchange officer with the U.K.’s Royal Navy and finished his career as a Strike Advisor with the National Airborne Operations Center. Since retiring from the U.S. Navy he has worked for a contractor in support of U.S. Strategic Command, first as a Systems Analyst for the Nuclear Planning and Execution System in the J3 and now an Operations Research Analyst in the J8 where he focused on analysis in support of the Arms Control Working Group and Nuclear Posture Review Working Group. He lives in the Omaha metro area where he is married with two children, his daughter is a freshman at Southwest Minnesota State University and his son is a junior in high school.

Chris Meskauskas

Chris Meskauskas is a Captain in the United States Air Force serving as an Instructor at Air University. He previously served as a Minuteman III ICBM operator accomplishing more than 6,200 alert hours. Chris has served in numerous positions within the nuclear enterprise including as Chief of ICBM Evaluations for the 90th Operations Group. He was a member of the 2020 class of Nuclear Scholars at CSIS and presented his research in emerging tech and nuclear proliferation at the USSTRATCOM Winter Conference. Chris earned his Bachelor of Science in Physics from the University of Illinois in 2013. In December 2019, he earned his master’s degree in Defense and Strategic Studies from the University of Texas. Chris has also completed graduate work in nuclear engineering and space systems.

Elizabeth Miller

Ms. Elizabeth (Liz) Miller is a geologist and analyst at Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL), where she contributes to a variety of programs in both the science and technology and global security directorates. Liz is principal investigator of Project Arrakis, a program that is leveraging mining activities at the Nevada National Security Site to identify signatures of underground facility construction. She also serves as Training Lead for the U.S. government’s Test Site Verification Team (https://www.energy.gov/sites/default/files/2021-08/DNN%20Sentinel%208_1.pdf#page=3). Liz is also co-organizer of LANL’s MEDAL program; MEDAL aims to expose early-career staff to the intersection of technology and policy as it relates to LANL’s nuclear security missions via roundtables and hands-on visits to Washington, D.C. Liz has an undergraduate degree in Geological Sciences from The Ohio State University and a Master’s degree in Earth and Planetary Sciences from Johns Hopkins University, where she modeled the effect of topography on magma emplacement in the McMurdo Dry Valleys of Antarctica. Liz enjoys a variety of activities outside of work, including trail running and Ironman triathlons. She has competed in 10 Ironman races and is a 3x Ironman World Championship qualifier.

Weston Nelson

Weston Nelson is a Principal Member of the Technical Staff in Sandia National Laboratories’ Proliferation Assessments Center. Since joining the laboratory in 2013 he has worked on and led projects related to US missile defense and strike system development, USAF Ground Based Strategic Deterrent and WMD proliferation assessments. Prior to joining the laboratory he served in the Active Duty US Air Force as an ICBM Combat Crew Officer at Malmstrom AFB, Montana. After leaving active duty he transitioned to the US Air Force Reserve in 2010 where he currently serves on the USAFE-AFAFRICA headquarters staff at Ramstein AB, Germany in the Intelligence Directorate. As a Reservist, he has had assignments in intelligence collections and targeting. Weston holds bachelor and master’s degrees from Utah State University in Mechanical Engineering where he also received his commission in the USAF. He lives in the mountains outside Albuquerque, New Mexico with his wife and four children.

Daniel O’Keefe

Major Daniel O’Keefe serves as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Physics and Meteorology at the United States Air Force Academy. Prior to his current position, he served at the Air Force Nuclear Weapons Center as a lead nuclear physicist for ICBM warheads, Deputy Chief Scientist, and Commander’s Action Group Deputy Chief. In these positions he led the modernization of the hostile nuclear environmental requirements for ICBM warheads, conducted studies to inform the Presidential-level Nuclear Stockpile Memorandum, developed the Military Characteristics of the new ICBM warhead, managed a $59M portfolio of 79 R&D efforts, liaised between AFGSC, USSTRATCOM, and SAF/AQ, and helped develop nuclear physics curriculum with SNL that is used to train over 3000 DoD and DOE nuclear professionals a year. He received his PhD in Applied Physics from the Air Force Institute of Technology and has published articles studying solar influence on nuclear decay.

Oleg Oleinic

 Oleg is a Foreign Affairs Strategist who advises senior leaders on matters related to Arms Control, CWMD, Grand Strategy, and Emerging Threats. A scholar-practitioner, he leverages international assignments in the U.S. Air Force, federal consulting, and interagency. His awards include a Gold Medal in a U.S.-wide academic competition, a National Security Scholarship at Georgetown University, and a Fellowship with Veterans in Global Leadership (VGL). A career civil servant, Oleg is currently pursuing Executive Master of Science in International Strategy and Diplomacy at the London School of Economics (LSE). By engaging with military strategists, diplomats, and leading defense scholars both in the U.S. and across Europe, he aims to craft an innovative and agile ecosystem of strategic and diplomatic teams in Europe. His main research interests are in the fields of international security, strategic nuclear deterrence, and U.S. foreign policy. A diplomat at heart, Oleg continues to serve on teams dedicated to making the world safer.

Reid Pauly

Reid Pauly is Assistant Professor of Political Science at Brown University and the Dean’s Assistant Professor of Nuclear Security and Policy at the Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs. He writes and teaches about nuclear strategy and proliferation, coercion, and wargaming. Prior to joining the Brown faculty, Reid was a Stanton postdoctoral fellow at the Center for International Security and Cooperation (CISAC) at Stanford University, a predoctoral fellow at the Harvard Kennedy School’s Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, and a Research Associate at the RAND Corporation. His writing has been published in International Security, International Studies Quarterly, The Nonproliferation Review, Texas National Security Review, Foreign Policy, The National Interest, and War on the Rocks. Reid has a PhD in Political Science from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Security Studies Program, and a BA from Cornell University. He lives in Providence, Rhode Island.

Alvin Bradley Potter

A. Bradley Potter is an adjunct lecturer at the Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS). Prior to returning to lecture at SAIS, Dr. Potter was the inaugural Stanton Visiting Scientist at the U.S. Air Force Academy’s Eisenhower Center for Space and Defense Studies where he conducted research on emerging technologies and strategic stability. He has also worked for the RAND Corporation and Oak Ridge Associated Universities (ORAU) where he supported a variety of U.S. government national security priorities, including those surrounding nuclear issues. His scholarship explores wartime decision-making, war termination, nuclear strategy and policy, and American grand strategy. 

In support of his research, Dr. Potter has held numerous fellowships, including from the Harvard University Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, University of Notre Dame International Security Center, and Johns Hopkins University SAIS Kissinger Center for Global Affairs, among other institutions. His work can be found in a variety of publications, including the Texas National Security Review, Comparative Strategy, War on the Rocks, and the Bulletin of Atomic Scientists. Dr. Potter holds a PhD and MA in international relations from Johns Hopkins SAIS and a BS in international relations (with honors) and physics from the College of William and Mary.

Jacob Stinnett

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Stephanie Teich-McGoldrick

Dr. Stephanie Teich-McGoldrick manages the Geophysical Detection Technologies R&D department at the Department of Energy’s Sandia National Laboratories (SNL). In this role, Stephanie leads multi-laboratory research teams to addresses challenges surrounding ground-based nuclear detonation detection by developing next-generation algorithms, advanced sensor technologies, and demonstration experiments. Prior to this position, Stephanie was a Congressional Fellow on loan from SNL to Ranking Member Cantwell on the Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources. In this role, she developed energy and climate policy and provided technical analysis on diverse issues. Prior to joining the committee, Stephanie conducted research using computer simulation methodologies and statistical analyses to understand material design and energy systems. She holds a Bachelor of Science in chemical engineering from Michigan State University and both a Master of Science and doctorate in chemical engineering from the University of Michigan.

Eric Wallace

Eric Wallace is a Member of the Technical Staff in the Center for Global Security and Cooperation at Sandia National Laboratories, where he conducts systems research and analysis on arms control and nonproliferation topics. He also develops risk and decision analysis models of CBRN materials and associated facilities to inform international engagement strategic decisions. Previously at Sandia, Eric has co-chaired Middle East track-two discussions focused on nonproliferation, arms control, emerging technology, and regional security issues; and delivered international training programs on nuclear security culture, insider threat mitigation, human reliability/trustworthiness programs. Mr. Wallace holds a master’s degree in political science from the University of New Mexico, and bachelor’s degrees in biology and history from the same institution. He also holds certifications in Insider Threat Mitigation, the Design and Evaluation Process Outline (DEPO) for physical security, and facilitation.

Angela Weaver

Ms. Angela Weaver currently serves as a Senior Nuclear Systems and Stockpile Policy Analyst on the support contract to the Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense – Nuclear Matters. Ms. Weaver is a Senior Analyst in areas of nuclear deterrence, strategy and policy. She has served in a variety of roles across the nuclear enterprise with demonstrated expertise in nuclear weapons policy and strategy, deterrence strategy, policy analysis, force development, and strategic communications. Ms. Weaver holds a Masters in Defense and Strategic Studies from Missouri State University and an undergraduate degree in History from Wake Forest University. 

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