Elizabeth Dalton is an energy innovation and national security policy expert specializing in nuclear technology, grid security, emergency response operations, and the associated applications of artificial intelligence-related technologies. Liz is a Non-resident Senior Fellow with the Aspen Institute and currently serves on the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory’s Energy and Environment Directorate Advisory Committee. During the Obama Administration, Liz was appointed as Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Office of Electricity Delivery and Energy Reliability. In this role, Liz was responsible for several of the Department’s critical missions including national energy and infrastructure security; grid modernization research and development; cybersecurity of the energy sector; and emergency response operations. Liz previously served as Chief of Staff and Senior Advisor for DOE’s Office of Nuclear Energy, implementing the Administration’s $900 million nuclear energy research and development agenda and specifically championed efforts to develop public-private partnerships for commercializing small modular reactors. She holds a Master’s in Leadership from Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business and received her B.A. in Political Science from the College of Charleston.