Michelle Brechtelsbauer has spent her career leveraging her background in engineering research and expertise in science policy to accelerate deployment of carbon-negative energy technologies. She is the director of stakeholder relations at the Energy Impact Center, a DC-based research institute that encourages nuclear energy deployment as a means to rapidly decarbonize global energy production and increase access to clean, affordable power. 

Michelle previously worked as a policy analyst at the Science and Technology Policy Institute and served under the Obama administration’s Office of Science and Technology Policy, coordinating energy and environmental policy among federal scientific agencies. Michelle holds an MPP from the Ford School of Public Policy at the University of Michigan and a BS in chemical engineering from the University of Alabama.