Fresh perspectives on global security issues.
I am interested in the ways in which nuclear politics can overlap with the act of being creative. I want to help bridge the gap between the wonks, advocacy groups and the general public, and foster a healthier relationship between them. Bombshelltoe is my attempt to share these goals to the world and push a reconceptualization of what it means to be engaged and creative in the nuclear policy field.
Bombshelltoe is a collection of stories examining the connections between nuclear history/politics and popular culture. This project is the first-prize recipient of the U.S. Department of State’s Innovation in Arms Control Challenge in 2013.
As an offshoot to my Bombshelltoe pieces, I began writing for Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists as a regular columnist in 2013 and now as a guest writer. Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists has been a longstanding source of news and analysis on scientific innovation and its implication on foreign policy, so I am honored to have my work featured as part of this esteemed publication.
Contrary to popular belief, policy practitioners also have a creative side. I — from time to time — still write and perform my creative work. Most recently, I debuted my poem, “The Debt,” at the 2014 Shriver Report LIVE event at the Newseum in Washington, DC. “The Debt” examines how a woman’s worth is calculated in today’s society. What an exciting experience to share the stage with great thinkers putting all our energies together to amplify women’s voices.
Still in the incubator, but getting ready to hatch. My first venture into software development in partnership with Adriel Luis. A remake of the scavenger hunt for the adventurous wanderer.