Director of Free Choice Learning
In 2006, I volunteered with the ASP through Project ASTRO and fell hard for astronomy education while finishing my degree in physics. I am currently the Director of Free Choice Learning, administering the Eclipse Ambassadors Off the Path program and the Night Sky Network (NSN). A community of more than 425 amateur astronomy clubs across the country, NSN has been supporting club outreach and events with an interactive website and webinars since 2004. I design astronomy activities and demos specifically for informal settings, working with citizen scientists, Girl Scouts, Tibetan monks, undergraduate students, 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 building something outlandish with my kid out of found materials.