The Bulletin welcomes new staff members

By | June 1, 2022

The Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists is thrilled to welcome four team staff members. We are delighted to introduce Dainese Chandra as advancement services coordinator, François Diaz-Maurin as associate editor, Erik English as associate multimedia editor, and Danielle McMann-Griffin as executive assistant/project manager.

“We are so pleased to welcome these four new colleagues during this period of transformational growth at the Bulletin,” said Rachel Bronson, Bulletin president & CEO. “This talented group of individuals brings impressive and varied skill sets to our operations. They share a passion for our mission at a time when the work that we do to reduce man-made threats is becoming more widely read and relied upon than ever before.” 

Meet the new team members 

Dainese Chandra, advancement services coordinator, graduated with a BS in Economics and a minor in Informatics from the University of Washington. Before this, Chandra worked as a Recruiting Coordinator at Amazon and as a marketing intern at a nonprofit aimed at helping people affected by neurological conditions.  When not coding and analyzing  data, Chandra enjoys reading and trying new boba places. 

François Diaz-Maurin, associate editor, was previously a MacArthur Foundation Nuclear Security Visiting Scholar at the Center for International Security and Cooperation (CISAC), Stanford University, and a European Commission’s Marie Sklodowska-Curie Fellow. He has been a scientific advisor to members of the European Parliament on nuclear issues, and he is a founding member of the Emerging Leaders in Environmental and Energy Policy network (ELEEP) of the Atlantic Council, Washington D.C. and the Ecologic Institute, Berlin. Prior to his time in academia, Diaz-Maurin spent four years as a research engineer in the nuclear industry in Paris, France and Boston, MA. There, he worked on the safety design of new reactors and of a treatment plant to vitrify Hanford’s tank waste from WWII and Cold War nuclear weapons production. 

Erik English, associate multimedia editor, has worked at the International Atomic Energy Agency, the US Department of State, and the US African Development Foundation. Erik was a Peace Corps Volunteer in Benin from 2009 to 2011 and received his master’s degree from the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University in 2015. 

Danielle McMann-Griffin, executive assistant/project manager, was previously the executive manager at the C. G. Jung Institute of Chicago, overseeing operations, finances, and managing public/private events. Prior to that she was the business manager for a successful medical practice, and also worked 8 years at United Airlines in various roles including technical analyst, administrative assistant to the director of organizational development and was a member of the 9/11 Emergency Response Team.  


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