Postdoctoral Fellow, Center for International Security and Cooperation, Stanford University

Lauren studies nuclear issues as a postdoc at the Center for International Security and Cooperation at Stanford University. She is broadly interested in the effect of new technologies on nuclear security issues, and leveraging her technical skills as a scientist to inform and contribute to issues in nuclear policy. She received her PhD from the University of California, Berkeley, where she constructed an ultrafast laser apparatus for studying fundamental interactions inside semiconductor materials with unprecedented resolution. Previously, Lauren was a Simons Foundation Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the University of British Columbia, where she studied nuclear disarmament and risk.

I am most excited to work on projects that… broaden the dialogue used to discuss nuclear issues.

I am looking for partners that can help me… engage more people in debates on nuclear policy.

A moment when I felt most inspired in my work was… listening to Ray Acheson speak about her work on the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons.

Innovations in my field that I am most excited to work on… contribute to ongoing efforts to challenge current narratives surrounding nuclear issues.