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"As mothers, we feel a responsibility to protect our children, and the planet they'll inherit."

I am Kristin Zaitz

I am a co-founder of Mothers for Nuclear and mom to Oliver and Kate. I am an outdoors-woman, civil engineer, project manager, and nuclear power professional. 

I am Heather Matteson

I am a co-founder of Mothers for Nuclear, and Zoe's mom. I am a materials scientist, nuclear reactor operator and lifelong environmentalist. 

Kristin and Oliver

Kristin and Oliver

Heather and Zoe

Heather and Zoe

 We are friends, mothers, environmentalists, scientists, and engineers.

We used to be skeptical of nuclear. Now we consider it essential to protecting our children from pollution, our landscapes from sprawl, and future generations from global warming.

We've learned a lot from our experience working at Diablo Canyon, California's last nuclear power plant. We started Mothers for Nuclear as a way to share our stories and help address concerns. We also hope to begin a dialogue with those who are skeptical of nuclear. 

— Heather Matteson & Kristin Zaitz

Earth Day, April 22, 2016


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Emma, Heather, Sarah, Kristin, and Lenka in Chicago

Emma, Heather, Sarah, Kristin, and Lenka in Chicago

Iida in Switzerland

Iida in Switzerland

Rie and Junko in Tokyo

Rie and Junko in Tokyo

Our Team

Kristin Zaitz, Co-Founder, President, and CEO

Heather Matteson, Co-Founder, Vice President, and CFO

Lynn Walter, Secretary

Sarah Woolf, Director, East Coast Operations

Emma Redfoot, Students for Nuclear Founder

Jennifer Klay, Academics Liason

Iida Rushalme, Director, European Operations

Sierra Hoff, Treasurer

Susan Sallade, Pennsylvania Lead

Brandy McKinsey, Mississippi Lead

Meredith Angwin, Vermont Lead

 Eija-Riitta Korhola, Finland

Junko Sagaya, Japan