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Why We Need Nuclear with Rachel Slaybaugh

Episode Summary

Dr. Rachel Slaybaugh is a nuclear expert and investor at DCVC, where she focuses on climate tech. She was Associate Professor of Nuclear Engineering at UC Berkeley for 8 years, served as Program Director at the Department of Energy’s ARPA-E, and founded the Nuclear Innovation Bootcamp. Rachel also serves as board chair of the Good Energy Collective, which she co-founded. She began her career as a nuclear reactor operator in University Park, Pennsylvania. In this episode, Rachel shares the biggest misunderstandings that people have about nuclear power, why we need it to solve the climate crisis, and the innovations she’s most excited about. Obvious is a venture capital firm investing in purpose-driven founders reimagining trillion-dollar industries.

Episode Notes

Dr. Rachel Slaybaugh is a nuclear expert and investor at DCVC, where she focuses on climate tech. She was Associate Professor of Nuclear Engineering at UC Berkeley for 8 years, served as Program Director at the Department of Energy’s ARPA-E, and founded the Nuclear Innovation Bootcamp. Rachel also serves as board chair of the Good Energy Collective, which she co-founded. She began her career as a nuclear reactor operator in University Park, Pennsylvania. 

In this episode, Rachel shares the biggest misunderstandings that people have about nuclear power, why we need it to solve the climate crisis, and the innovations she’s most excited about.

Obvious is a venture capital firm investing in purpose-driven founders reimagining trillion-dollar industries.