Megan Brewster earned her Ph.D. degree in materials science and engineering from Massachusetts Institute of Technology (2011) and B.S. degree in material science and engineering from the University of Washington (2006).
After receiving her Ph.D. in 2011, Brewster moved to GE Global Research in Schenectady, New York, where her broad and deep scientific expertise supported the Durathon battery start-up by developing next-generation technologies.
Brewster spent her fellowship year with the majority staff of the Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources. She focused on issues related to energy, including: renewable energy, energy efficiency, the energy-water nexus, critical minerals, advanced manufacturing, funding for energy-related research and energy-related tax policy. On these topics, she convened stakeholders, developed legislation, briefed Chairman Ron Wyden, drafted communications and speeches, and attended committee hearings and business meetings.