Staff

Rachel Bronson

President and CEO
Rachel Bronson is the President and CEO of the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists where she oversees the publishing programs, the management of the Doomsday Clock, and a growing set of activities around nuclear weapons, nuclear energy, climate change and emerging technologies. Before joining the Bulletin, she served for eight years at The Chicago Council on Global Affairs in a number of capacities including: vice president of studies, vice president of programs and studies, and senior fellow, global energy. She also taught "Global Energy" as an adjunct professor at the...

Editorial

John Mecklin

Editor-in-Chief
John Mecklin is the editor-in-chief of the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists. Previously, Mecklin was editor-in-chief of Miller-McCune (since renamed Pacific Standard), an award-winning national magazine that focused on research-based solutions to major policy problems. Over the preceding 15 years, he was also: the editor of High Country News, a nationally acclaimed magazine that reports on the American West; the consulting executive editor for the launch of Key West, a regional magazine start-up directed by renowned magazine guru Roger Black; and the top editor for...

Lucien Crowder

Senior Editor
Lucien Crowder oversees the Bulletin’s coverage of chemical weapons, biological weapons, and emerging technologies such as artificial intelligence, autonomous weapons, and cyber issues. He joined the Bulletin in 2012 to launch its Development and Disarmament Roundtable series, a feature that ran through the end of 2016. From 2006 through 2011, Crowder was associate editor at Current History, a monthly magazine devoted to contemporary international affairs. He began his journalism career in Taiwan, where he reported for a business magazine, edited for a daily newspaper, and published freelance...

Dan Drollette Jr

Associate Editor
Dan Drollette, Jr. is a science writer/editor and foreign correspondent who has filed stories from every continent except Antarctica. His stories have appeared in Scientific American, International Wildlife, MIT’s Technology Review, Natural History, Cosmos, Science, New Scientist, and the BBC Online, among others. He was a TEDx speaker to Frankfurt am Main, Germany, and held a Fulbright Postgraduate Traveling Fellowship to Australia—where he lived for a total of four years. For three years, he edited CERN’s on-line weekly magazine, in Geneva, Switzerland, where his office...

Dawn Stover

Contributing Editor, Energy, Environment, and Climate
Stover is a science writer based in the Pacific Northwest and is a contributing editor at the Bulletin. Her work has appeared in Scientific American, Conservation, Popular Science, New Scientist, The New York Times, and other publications. One of her articles is included in the 2010 Best American Science and Nature Writing, and another article was awarded a special citation by the Knight-Risser Prize for Western Environmental Journalism.

Elisabeth Eaves

Contributing Editor, Columnists
Before joining the Bulletin as columns editor in 2013, Eaves was a columnist at the tablet newspaper The Daily, where she also launched and edited the opinions page. From 2006 to 2010 she worked as a writer and editor at Forbes magazine, where in 2008 and 2009 she also wrote a weekly column. She has freelanced widely, including for Slate, Foreign Policy, Harper's, the New York Times, and the Washington Post. In 2006 she was a Robert L. Bartley fellow at the Wall Street Journal. From 1999 to 2000, she worked as a journalist for Reuters in London. Eaves received a B.A. (honors) from the...

Senior Advisor

Kennette Benedict

Senior Advisor
Kennette Benedict is a senior adviser to the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists and served as Executive Director and Publisher from 2005 until she retired in February 2015.  She is a Lecturer at the Harris School of Public Policy at the University of Chicago.Previously, Benedict was the Director of International Peace and Security at the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, overseeing grant-making on a broad international security agenda, as well as supporting efforts to reduce the threat from weapons of mass destruction and an initiative on science, technology, and security....

Communications

Janice Sinclaire

Communications Director
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Sinclaire is based in California and has a degree in film and television from Cal State Northridge. She worked in both commercial and industrial television before moving into the political arena, where she managed media campaigns for organizations such as Planned Parenthood. Sinclaire has been with the Bulletin since 2011 and has coordinated the organization's media presence since that time, increasing public awareness of the Bulletin’s editorial content and historical mission through the use of digital media and public outreach. 

Finance

Lisa McCabe

Finance Director
McCabe was named director of finance in September 2009. With 18 years of experience in not-for-profit financial management, McCabe manages all aspects of the Bulletin's finances including budgeting, financial analysis, and board reporting along with a plethora of other responsibilities including all human resource functions, annual Doomsday Clock Symposium organization, and subscriber liaison with SAGE Publications. Lisa joined the Bulletin from Girl Scouts, where she significantly improved their financial reporting and upgraded their financial systems. She was instrumental in an...

Development and Outreach

Colleen McElligott

Development Director
McElligott joined the Bulletin as Development Director in February of 2017. She has stewarded complex advancement divisions at educational institutions and at social service and arts organizations in the Chicago area. Her nonprofit fundraising and management experience includes service as the Vice President of Development at the Chicago Architecture Foundation, Senior Director of Development & Gift Planning at Dominican University, Chief Advancement Officer at SOS Children’s Villages – Illinois, Director of Advancement at the Union League Boys and Girls Clubs and as a principal at the CAM...

Paige Bonk

Outreach and Development Manager
Bonk joined the Bulletin in September 2013 after spending a year as a field organizer with Energy Impact Illinois, a US Department of Energy grant program working to encourage environmental sustainability in the Chicagoland area. She has completed internships at the Field Museum’s Department of Environment, Culture, and Conservation in Chicago, IL, the Max McGraw Wildlife Foundation in West Dundee, IL, and Blue Mountain Environmental Consulting in Fort Collins, CO. She holds a B.S. in Natural Resources Management from Colorado State University.

Lydia Veliko

Grants Manager
Veliko joined the Bulletin in July 2011. She also serves as program coordinator for the Energy Policy Institute at Chicago, a research institute at the University of Chicago affiliated with the Bulletin. She lives with her husband in Chicago.