Meet the Team

Executive Team

Founder and Executive Director
Deputy Director
Executive Editor — Breakthrough Journal
Director of Operations

Program Directors

Co-Director, Climate and Energy Team
Co-Director, Climate and Energy
Director, Nuclear Energy Innovation
Director of Food and Agriculture
Director for Energy and Development
Washington Co-Director for Climate and Energy
Director of Events


Academic Liaison, Breakthrough Institute; Editor in Chief, Case Studies in the Environment
Senior Data Scientist
Senior Food and Agriculture Analyst
Senior Food and Agriculture Analyst
Senior Nuclear Energy Analyst
Nuclear Energy Analyst
Climate and Energy Analyst
Climate and Energy Analyst
Assistant Federal Policy Manager, Food and Agriculture
Office Manager
Senior Sustainable Livestock Analyst


Cutting-edge policy research at one of the country's most intellectually challenging think tanks. Fellowship and friendships that last a lifetime.

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The Breakthrough Institute is an environmental research center based in Oakland, California. Our research focuses on identifying and promoting technological solutions to environmental and human development challenges in three areas: energy, conservation, and food and farming.

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