Communications Manager, Media & PR
Katie McCaskey

Katie McCaskey is the Communications Manager, Media & PR for the Federation of American Scientists. Her media career includes time in Los Angeles, New York City, and rural Staunton, Virginia before arrival in Washington, D.C.. She is passionate about how science, emerging technology, and creative ideas can change the world. She has an M.S. from New York University, a B.A. from Purdue University, and a well-worn library card. Connect with Katie on social, at a cycling event, or tending to a permaculture-designed food forest. 

publications
Science Policy
Blog
Building a Digital Justice Framework: FAS Policy Entrepreneur Fellow Monica Sanders

“Given the number of existential crises we must collectively confront, I have found policy entrepreneurship to be a fruitful avenue towards doing some of that work.”

03.26.24 | 3 min read
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Nuclear Weapons
Blog
Make Nukes History

Oppenheimer may win big at the Oscars as a story about the past; unfortunately, nuclear weapons are still an urgent threat to humanity.

03.06.24 | 2 min read
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Technology & Innovation
Blog
Dr. Adria Brooks, Grid Deployment Office,
Transmission Champion

From the forests of Western Massachusetts, to the desert mountains of Arizona, to the frosty fields of Wisconsin, Dr. Adria Brooks has made a career out of teaching others why they should care about clean energy.

01.22.24 | 6 min read
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Technology & Innovation
Blog
Dr. Olivia Lee, Grid Deployment Office (GDO),
Fighting for Resilient Communities

From the rugged snowbanks of Alaska to the tropical seaside of Hawai’i, Dr. Olivia Lee Mei Ling has sought to improve the access to, and delivery of, energy. To understand her journey to the Department of Energy and her work today, our story begins in Alaska.

01.17.24 | 6 min read
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FAS
Blog
Government Shutdowns Are ‘Science Shutdowns’

FAS experts believe government shutdowns are science shutdowns: costly and ineffective standoffs that stifle scientific pursuits and do harm.

09.28.23 | 3 min read
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Nuclear Weapons
Article
Culture Blast at the Kurt Vonnegut Museum

Charlotte Yeung’s latest work weaves Kurt Vonnegut’s stance on nuclear weapons with current issues we face today.

09.07.23 | 7 min read
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Nuclear Weapons
Blog
Oppenheimer, FAS, and Today’s Nuclear Weapons Risks

We spoke with Eliana Johns about how Oppenheimer’s story connects with contemporary issues and current risks, and how FAS continues to advocate for a safer world.

07.20.23 | 6 min read
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