Jennifer T. Gordon is the director for the Nuclear Energy Policy Initiative at the Atlantic Council’s Global Energy Center. Jennifer was a co-director of the Atlantic Council Task Force on US Nuclear Energy Leadership, and she currently runs the Atlantic Council’s Women in Energy and Climate Fellowship. From 2016-2018, Jennifer was a senior energy policy analyst at National Journal’s Network Science Initiative. Jennifer has served as a CIA political analyst and has also worked as a freelance writer and TV commentator.
Jennifer earned her PhD from Harvard’s History Department and Center for Middle Eastern Studies, after completing a dissertation on early Shia political thought. Jennifer graduated magna cum laude from Wellesley College, with a major in Middle Eastern Studies and a minor in English. Jennifer lives in Bethesda with her husband and their two sons.