Samuel Brinton is a senior policy analyst with the Bipartisan Policy Center where he leads the efforts of the Nuclear Waste Council. Prior to joining BPC in September 2015, Brinton worked as a fellow for the Clean Energy Program of Third Way, where he helped develop a campaign to promote policies that spur innovation in advanced nuclear energy. Brinton also served as a fellow with the Clean Air Task Force and Breakthrough Institute, preparing a report on the variety of methods for managing nuclear waste.
Brinton received graduate degrees in nuclear science and engineering as well as technology policy from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 2014. He also earned bachelor’s degrees from Kansas State University in mechanical and nuclear engineering, as well as vocal music performance, and Chinese language. Along with his work in the halls of Congress and the White House on nuclear waste issues, Sam is an ardent activist in the LGBT community including his founding of the Nuclear Pride organization to support LGBT nuclear engineers and scientists.