DEPARTMENT OF NUCLEAR ENGINEERING
UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, BERKELEY
Rachel Slaybaugh is an assistant professor of nuclear engineering at the University of California, Berkeley. Slaybaugh received a BS in nuclear engineering from Penn State in 2006 where she served as a licensed nuclear reactor operator. She went on to the University of Wisconsin–Madison to earn an MS in 2008 and a PhD in 2011 in nuclear engineering and engineering physics along with a certificate in energy analysis and policy. Throughout her career, Slaybaugh has been engaged in computational science, educational outreach, starting an absurd number of student organizations, attending far too many conferences, and also having fun. Fun includes things like travel (she backpacked in central america for 3 months after getting a PhD), cooking and baking (because weird health food is the best), exercise (yoga, biking, climbing, etc.), and attending Burning Man. Beyond that, she lives in West Oakland on purpose.