HOW LONG HAVE YOU WORKED AT THE CENTER?
Since March 2017.
WHAT IS THE BEST PART OF YOUR JOB?
Working with such a great team on something we all are so passionate about.
WHAT MADE YOU WANT TO WORK IN NUCLEAR NON-PROLIFERATION?
I like a challenge and this field is nothing if not challenging. I also know that while the world is dealing with so many problems, the threat of nuclear war endangers every human on this planet. I want to do my part to reduce that threat.
WHAT IS YOUR HOMETOWN?
Tuxedo, North Carolina
WHAT COLLEGE DID YOU ATTEND AND WHAT DID YOU STUDY?
For undergrad, I went to the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Go Tar Heels! I double-majored in Peace, War and Defense, and History. For graduate school, I got a Master’s in International Affairs from The New School in New York City. In between, I served in the Peace Corps!
HOW DO YOU LIKE TO SPEND YOUR TIME AWAY FROM WORK?
I like to hike with my dog Lulu, spend time with my friends, go to the movies, visit museums, travel and cook.
WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE PLACE TO GO OR WHAT IS YOUR DREAM TRAVEL DESTINATION?
My favorite place to go is probably back home to the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina or to my mother’s hometown — Joensuu, Finland. At the top of my travel bucket list is hiking the Milford Track in New Zealand.
IF YOU COULD HAVE DINNER WITH ONE PERSON, LIVING OR DEAD, WHO WOULD IT BE AND WHY?
Only one person? I would love to have a dinner party with some of the Manhattan Project scientists that helped found the Council for a Livable World to discuss their views on the challenges we face 75 years into the nuclear age.