Next Generation Program

Board Fellows

About the Board Fellows Program

The Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists’ Board Fellows Program is a professional development opportunity in organizational leadership designed to increase the skill-base and diversity of future leaders in the fields of nuclear risk, climate change, disruptive technologies, and not-for-profit journalism. The fellowship is aimed at supporting a next-generation cohort of confident and experienced organizational leaders by providing direct access to a key power center of any organization – the Board of Directors. 

The Board Fellows Program offers rising leaders the opportunity to contribute to the Bulletin’s board work, while “pulling back the curtain” on the regular workings of a governing board. Fellows will receive first-hand experience in governance, finance, fundraising and strategic oversight. The experience is designed to help Board Fellows develop their own unique perspective on leadership. 

This one-year program is designed in partnership with Women of Color Advancing Peace, Security and Conflict Transformation. It is a direct outgrowth of the Bulletin’s participation in Organizations in Solidarity, a partnership among more than 300 organizations and individuals seeking to combat racism and discrimination in all of its manifestations. 

The Bulletin hopes to repeat this program in subsequent years.

Meet the Fellows


April Arnold

Arnold is a senior communications adviser supporting the Department of Energy’s Office of Nuclear Smuggling Detection & Deterrence. She has advised the Office of the Secretary of Defense, the Department of the Navy, and the Department of the Army on various arms-control agreements. She is co-chair for the Foreign Policy for America’s Next Generation Defense & Intelligence Working Group and a 2021 PONI Nuclear Scholar and Pacific Forum Young Leader. She has a degree in international relations from the University of Delaware and is pursuing a master’s in Sustainable Energy at Johns Hopkins University.


Haneen Khalid

Khalid is a research and policy professional in international security. She is an admitted PhD student in the Princeton School of Public and International Affairs. Khalid has worked on women’s affairs and advocated on issues of nuclear security and climate action at the National Assembly of Pakistan. Khalid was an Obama Foundation Scholar at the University of Chicago and has established youth-led initiatives for greater peace, security, and cooperation in South Asia and beyond. She will co-direct the Policy Speaker Series at the Centre for International Strategic Studies and focus on diplomatic and technical collaboration on security issues at Princeton.

About the Bulletin

The Bulletin equips the public, policymakers, and scientists with the information needed to reduce man-made threats to human existence. At its core, it is a media organization, posting free articles on its website and publishing a premium digital magazine. The Bulletin focuses on three main areas: nuclear risk, climate change, and disruptive technologies. Learn more.