Sam Brinton, an MIT graduate and queer activist who specializes in handling nuclear waste has been announced by the Biden Administration as the latest hire at the Department of Energy as the Spent Fuel and Waste Disposition Deputy. According to his Linkedln, Brinton currently serves as the Director of Global Political Affairs for Deep Isolation in Berkely Ca from Aug 2017.
Sam Brinton Age
He is currently in his 30s, based on his year of graduation from Kansas State University.
Sam Brinton Gender
Sam Brinton is a bisexual and uses “they” and “them” pronouns. As bisexual, he is gender-fluid meaning he does not identify as a man or a woman exclusively and use a term like gender-fluid to describe himself.
Sam Brinton Parents
Born to Southern Baptist Missionary parents, Sam came out as bisexual at a young age which was extremely difficult due to the parent’s religion. He was subjected to physical and emotional abuse and ultimately which led to sam being sent to the so-called “conversion therapy.” The practice which has long been debunked seeks to change someone’s sexual orientation.
Sam endured physical and emotional torture for more than two years. He has since healed some wounds and is now proudly bisexual and identifies as gender-fluid.
Sam Brinton Education
Sam went to the Massachusetts Institute of Technology for a dual Master of Science degree program in nuclear engineering and the technology and policy program as per his Linkedln. He is also a graduate from Kansas State University with a BS in mechanical and nuclear engineering and a BA in vocal music performance and a minor in the Chinese language.
Sam lists his educational research interests as nuclear fuel cycle system analysis with subtopics including economics and nuclear waste storage and disposal analysis.
Sam Brinton Career
Sam is the Biden Administration’s latest hire at the Department of Energy as the Spent Fuel and Waste Disposition Deputy. The appointment has not come out well with a conservative with many outrightly coming out against his appointment due to his sexual orientation and what he stands for as an LGBTQ. One Andy Ngô Tweet reads, ” Sam Brinton (@sbrinton; they/them), a left-wing activist & advocate of sexual fetishes, has announced they will be working as a high-level staffer at the U.S. Department of Energy (@ENERGY). Brinton gave live demos on wax, bondage & “electro play” as part of their lessons.”
Some have however sided with his appointment with one Albert Harris Tweeting, “To see the attack of @sbrinton saddens me. I personally know Sam Brinton & he is qualified for the DOE job as it has been his life’s passion. He has accomplished so much for the lgbtq+ community in the name of public service.”
To see the attack of @sbrinton saddens me. I personally know Sam Brinton & he is qualified for the DOE job as it has been his life’s passion. He has accomplished so much for the lgbtq+ community in the name of public service. pic.twitter.com/OGUX7FQnN2
— Albert Harris (@Alby88a) February 10, 2022
Sam is the Director of Global Political Affairs for Deep Isolation, one of the nation’s only nuclear waste start-ups where he seeks to address the national need for expertise on socio-technical translation on issues ranging from nuclear waste management to congressional outreach on advanced nuclear energy innovation policy.
Sam previously served as a Director of Legislative Affairs for Deep Isolation as well as Founder of the Core Solutions Consulting firm. Before that, he was a Fellow at the Breakthrough Institute, Clean Air Task Force, and Third Way
Sam had internships at Harvard Kennedy School, Argonne National Laboratory, Idaho National Laboratory, and Dow Chemical Company in various projects relating to nuclear engineering and systems analysis.