Director of Free Choice Learning
I volunteered with Project ASTRO more than a decade ago and fell hard for astronomy education while finishing my degree in physics. I am currently the Director of Free Choice Learning, administering the NASA Night Sky Network (NSN). A community of more than 425 amateur astronomy clubs across the country, NSN supports club outreach and events with an interactive website and webinars. I design astronomy activities and demos specifically for informal settings, working with citizen scientists, Girl Scouts, Tibetan monks, and many others to expand the ways we learn astronomy out of school. Beyond the night sky, my passions include pottery, poetry, and social justice. I can often be found on rambling adventures in creeks and tide pools with my young child.