Bio: Professional nuclear layperson, a.k.a. Executive Assistant to the World Nuclear Association Director General. Got a C in GCSE Physics. Fascinated by nuclear despite that.
Here is a perceptive quote from her first blog, published on July 8, 2014.
The people at WNA are more passionate about their work than I have usually seen in commercial organisations. The ticking clock of climate change, the uneven playing field for developing countries, the health-ruining impact of the very media sensationalism that so appalled me 19 months before I had even heard of the World Nuclear Association – motivations like these add a layer of sincerity and urgency to the work my colleagues do, the sense that we really are working for humanity whether humanity appreciates it or not.
One result of this passion – sometimes filtered through layers of knowledge and academia until it is more suitably described as dedication – is a willingness to teach. I’ve learned more about physics by the bar at the work Christmas party than I ever did at school, and more facts, perspective and context about Fukushima by chatting to a journalist co-worker after hours than I ever learned from the numerous newspaper articles I have by now read on the subject. And every time this happens I think, “If only there were some way to share what I’m learning with my friends and family…”
Note: If you follow the link for millysievert’s Twitter feed, there will no longer be any mystery about her real identity.