Jared Milfred is a rising Junior at Yale University majoring in Ethics, Politics, & Economics with a focus on domestic policy.
At age 17, Jared became the youngest licensed nuclear reactor operator in the United States, following a year-long intensive training program at the Reed Research Reactor in Portland, Oregon. Since then, Jared has been an advocate for pragmatic and science-based nuclear energy policies in the United States, focusing on nuclear fuel reuse and recycling, natural disaster mitigation, tax credits, and federal insurance programs. In Spring, 2014, Jared helped organize a forum titled “Regulatory Failures of Nuclear Safety and Regulatory Reform in Japan,” featuring Professor Hideaki Shiroyama of The University of Tokyo. And in Fall, 2015, Jared is organizing a conference titled “Nuclear Energy: Policy, Technology & Environmental Impact,” for which he received a $10,000 grant from the Yale Climate and Energy Institute.
Jared is also a Domestic Policy Fellow at the Yale Institute for Social and Policy Studies. In the summer of 2014, he is working at The Brookings Institution in Washington, DC as a policy research intern.