U.S. Women in Nuclear June Webinar
“Advocating for Nuclear Power”
You know that nuclear power is the answer to our climate and energy crisis, but how can you convince your lawmakers and the general public of the same? This webinar explores the various ways that you can impact nuclear policy. From organizing a group, to writing letters, supporting local campaigns, or informing your representatives of the benefits of nuclear through social media, everyone can take action to help ensure the future of nuclear power.
Webinar recording can be accessed HERE!
Please email the U.S. WIN Communications Committee at USWINCommComm@gmail.com if you have any questions.
Kristin Zaitz is the co-founder of Mothers for Nuclear, mom to Sasha (1), Kate (6) and Oliver (9), a lifelong environmentalist and employee of Diablo Canyon nuclear power plant for the last 18 years. She started Mothers for Nuclear with Heather Matteson because she believes in supporting all clean energy sources to address major humanitarian and environmental issues. Kristin has held various roles in engineering and project management, and is currently an engineering manager. She is a member of the Diablo Canyon WIN Board; she is a past president of NAYGN and a NAYGN Founders award winner; and she contributes to various nuclear energy advocacy organizations. Kristin graduated from Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo with a degree in civil engineering.
Christine is the Director for State Governmental Affairs & Advocacy at the Nuclear Energy Institute and has been with NEI for 13 years developing, launching and managing state, local and grassroots programs. As the director of the state and local government affairs team at NEI, Christine manages coalition building, grassroots mobilization and state and local elected official outreach and education. Christine also runs integrated advocacy campaigns related to nuclear issues such as state efforts to preserve nuclear assets, federal regulatory oversight, advanced technology and used nuclear fuel. Christine also manages NEI’s advocacy arm, Nuclear Matters, a coalition that seeks to inform and educate policymakers and the public on the value of nuclear energy.
Christine serves on the Foundation Board for the National Conference of State Legislators and is an officer of the Board for the National Foundation of Women Legislators. In addition, she sits on advisory councils for the National Hispanic Caucus of State Legislators and National Black Caucus of State Legislators. She has also been active locally and nationally with both Women in Nuclear (WIN) and North American Young Generation in Nuclear (NAYGN), and served in various leadership positions including President of NAYGN 2012-2013.
Linda Barnhart leads industry mobilization efforts for Nuclear Matters, a grassroots coalition working to educate the public and policymakers about the benefits of nuclear energy. Linda is an associate director at APCO Worldwide, where she provides strategic counsel and communications planning and support for both domestic and international clients on a range of issues. Her experience includes stakeholder communications, public affairs, crisis preparation and simulation development, event planning and execution and long-range program development. Linda received her Master’s degree in public relations and corporate communications from Georgetown University, and her Bachelors’ degrees in print journalism and international studies from American University.
A long-time proponent for nuclear power, Christina Hamm dove head first into the industry and has been swimming in it for ten years. Since graduating with a B.S. in nuclear engineering from Georgia Tech, she has worked as an engineer at MPR Associates for six years. The majority of her work supports domestic commercial nuclear generation. She has served as the Leading Group Member for the DC Chapter of U.S. WIN for 2.5 years. In her free time, she makes up schemes to advocate for nuclear power, the most recent of which was attending a town hall meeting with Congressman Don Beyer (D VA).