Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory



Sarah Laderman is a second-year graduate student at UC Berkeley working towards her MS in Nuclear Engineering and her Masters of Public Policy at the Goldman School. She received her BS in Nuclear Science and Engineering and Political Science from MIT in 2012.

Between schools, Sarah was working as a contractor for the Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Nuclear Matters, where she worked on nuclear stockpile management, coordination of weapon modernization programs, and nuclear survivability of DoD systems.

Under her current fellowship with the Nuclear Science and Security Consortium at UC Berkeley, Sarah is researching topics at the nexus of technology and policy, primarily in nonproliferation.

At CGSR, she is working with Michael Nacht to explore China’s views of nuclear deterrence and how nuclear weapons factor into Chinese policy in various security dilemmas.