Nicholas Institute for Environmental Policy Solutions
Braden Welborn

Braden Welborn


Director of Communications


Braden Welborn designs and implements the Nicholas Institute for Energy, Environment & Sustainability’s communications strategy.

Prior to joining Duke in September 2016, Braden focused on K-12 education policy as a communicator for the Center for Teaching Quality, a national organization committed to advancing the teaching profession. She has also worked for City Academy, A+ Education Partnership, and the Birmingham Civil Rights Institute, in addition to teaching undergraduate literature and creative writing courses. Braden holds an M.A. in English and American literature from Washington University in St. Louis, where she was an Olin Fellow and American Culture Studies Fellow. She also earned a M.F.A. in creative writing from the University of Alabama and a B.A. in English from Birmingham-Southern College.