Senior Nonproliferation Policy Advisor
Senior Nonproliferation Policy Advisor


Sarah Frazar is a senior nonproliferation policy advisor at the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL). Her work explores the policy implications of PNNL’s technical solutions, focusing specifically on the impact emerging technologies will have on U.S. government nonproliferation missions. She specializes in international safeguards policy and implementation, with a particular focus on establishment of State Systems of Accounting for and Control of Nuclear Material and nuclear infrastructure development. Before joining PNNL, she was the deputy team lead in the International Nuclear Safeguards Engagement Program and a Nonproliferation Graduate Program fellow at the National Nuclear Security Administration. She started her career in national security serving as a researcher at the Center for Strategic and International Studies; development director and investigative reporter covering national security issues at the National Security New Service; and White House intern. She received her undergraduate degree in government from Colby College and her master’s degree in security studies from Georgetown University.  She is also Chairman of the Board of Trustees for the World Affairs Council in Seattle.  

Research Interest

  • Blockchain
  • Competency Based Training
  • Emerging Technologies
  • Foreign Policy
  • International Security and Arms Control
  • Nonproliferation and Safeguards
  • Nuclear Policy


  • MA in security studies, Georgetown University
  • BA in government, Colby College