Senior Scientist and Educator
I came to the ASP in 2009 as Director of Education, and currently serve as Senior Scientist & Educator. This followed 10 years at UC Berkeley’s Center for Science Education at the Space Sciences Lab. I have been involved in more than 20 NASA and NSF education and public outreach (EPO) grants and projects, and each year chair the Program Committees for the ASP’s Annual Meeting. I earned my PhD in 1999 from UCLA Astronomy & Astrophysics, and was an NSF Postdoctoral Fellow in Science, Mathematics, Engineering and Technology Education at UC Berkeley for 3 years. My primary professional interests have been teacher professional development, teacher education, undergraduate teaching, curriculum development, informal education, early childhood education, and developing and managing EPO projects and conferences — all in astronomy, space science, physics, earth science, and related fields. I served four years on the Board of Directors of the California Science Teachers Association, and for six years on the Board of Directors for Habitot Children’s Museum in Berkeley.