Brye Steeves

Brye Steeves is Director of the National Security Research Center. The NSRC is the Lab’s classified library and serves researchers across the LANL weapons program, the National Nuclear Security Enterprise, and beyond. It is also the curator of some of history’s most-fascinating, one-of-a-kind relics dating back to World War II. 

As the Director, Brye is responsible for strategic planning, program management, and internal and external partnerships – ensuring that the NSRC continues to grow as a core competency for Los Alamos and a singular asset to the nation. 

Prior to assuming this position in January 2023, Brye served as the head of NSRC communications. Since it’s inception in the summer of 2019, Brye led the NSRC’s team of writers, editors, graphic designers, web developers, and multi-media specialists in the execution of strategic communications to help build the NSRC as a customer service organization. This includes The Vault magazine, multiple history books, Relics podcast, internal and external websites, documentary films, tours, presentations, and events.

Brye came to the Lab in 2019. Her professional experience is divided between public affairs and journalism, working on monetary policy and socioeconomic messaging for the Federal Reserve and, most recently, nuclear deterrence messaging for the Department of Defense. She worked as a reporter at three daily newspapers and as an editor for a publishing company in Seoul, South Korea. Brye has a bachelor’s degree in journalism and a master’s degree in international relations with an emphasis in global conflict and energy security.

She and her husband Geoff have a daughter, a son, and a much-loved puppy. They love northern New Mexico and all its outdoor adventure as well as traveling the world together to make their own adventure. 

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