Jessica Lovering is Director of Energy at Breakthrough. She coauthored the report, How to Make Nuclear Cheap, as well as many analyses on nuclear energy policy including, “Next Nukes”, “Cost of German Solar is Four Times Finnish Nuclear” , “Frequently Asked Questions About Nuclear Power” , “Germany’s Energiewende Shows Why We Need Nuclear”, and “Trash, Trees, and Taxes”.
Jessica earned an MS in Environmental Studies from the University of Colorado Boulder, where her studies focused on energy policy. During her last year of school, Jessica created a graduate course in nuclear energy, which she co-taught in the Spring of 2012 with a nuclear physics professor. The course was an interdisciplinary look at all aspects of nuclear power including social, environmental, financial, security, and legal issues. In 2011, Jessica was a Breakthrough Generation Fellow, researching energy access.
In an earlier life, Jessica received a BA in Astrophysics from the University of California Berkeley and an MS in Astrophysics from the University of Colorado. She also worked for two years on NASA’s New Horizons mission, which will fly by Pluto in July 2015. In her free time, she enjoys dystopian fiction, ballet, and enjoying the great outdoors.