Mareena Robinson Snowden PhD

Stanton Nuclear Security Fellow
Carnegie Endowment for International Peace

Dr. Robinson Snowden graduated from Florida A&M University with a B.S. in physics in 2011, and went on to become the first American-born woman of color to earn a Ph.D. from the MIT Department of Nuclear Science and Engineering in 2017. Her doctoral research focused on verification tools in future nuclear arms reduction agreements. Currently, Dr. Robinson Snowden works as the Stanton Nuclear Security Fellow at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace in Washington, D.C. In 2012, Dr. Robinson Snowden was awarded the NNSA Stockpile Stewardship Graduate Fellowship, a four-year fellowship that supported her graduate work in the Laboratory for Nuclear Security and Policy. As an SSGF fellow, she conducted research at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory. Dr. Robinson Snowden was awarded the MIT Graduate Woman of Excellence Award in 2015 as well as the MIT Community Excellence Award in 2016 for her leadership and dedication to equity and inclusion at the Institute.

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