Lauren Borja

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Lauren Borja, PhD

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Lauren Borja is a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the Center for Global Security Research (CGSR) at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL). She is broadly interested in the effect of new technology on nuclear security issues, leveraging her technical skills as a scientist to inform and contribute to the issues in nuclear policy. She received her Ph.D. from the University of California, Berkeley, where she constructed an ultrafast laser apparatus for studying fundamental interactions inside semiconductor materials with unprecedented resolution. Prior to joining LLNL, Borja was a Simons Foundation Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the University of British Columbia (UBC) and a Stanton Nuclear Security Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the Center for International Security and Cooperation (CISAC). She has authored articles on the Nuclear Ban Treaty, nuclear false alarms, and cybersecurity risks in the nuclear arsenal that have appeared in the Vancouver Sun, American Physical Society’s Physics and Society newsletter, India Forum, and Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists. Her peer-reviewed work has been published in Nature Communications, Science & Global Security, and the Journal for Peace and Nuclear Disarmament.