Meet the Team

Executive Team

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

Program Directors

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


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