People of NASA Science

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Aaron Burton

< Back to Program Officers List Aaron Burton is a Program Scientist in the Planetary Science Division at NASA Headquarters.…

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Dr. Gina DiBraccio

Dr. Gina DiBraccio is the Acting Director of NASA’s Planetary Science Division (Science Mission Directorate) at NASA Headquarters. Planetary Science…

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Dr. Douglas Hudgins

Dr. Hudgins was born and raised in Wyandotte, MI, a suburb of Detroit. His interest in space and Astronomy was…

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Daniel Cunnane

Microdevices Engineer, NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory, California Institute of Technology

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Tyler D. Groff

Spectroscopy & Polarimetry Product Lead/Systems, RST Coronagraph Instrument (CGI), NASA Goddard Space Flight Center

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Michael W. McElwain

Education Current Position Top image: A near infrared image of the Carina Nebula, also called the Cosmic Cliffs, taken with…

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Juan Pablo León

Engineer, NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory

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Nicholas P. Lang, PhD

< Back to Program Officers List Nicholas (Nick) Lang is an IPA serving as a Discipline Scientist in the Planetary…

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William (Bill) Hart

Bill Hart is deputy project systems engineer for NASA’s SPHEREx mission.

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Kate Rubins

Dr. Kathleen (Kate) Rubins is a microbiologist and NASA Astronaut.

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Will Davis

Will Davis serves as the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Program Manager and Equal Employment Opportunity Specialist with the Office of…

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Above Earth, the International Space Station orbits. From one area toward the middle of the station, a transparent cone highlights a rainbow stripe of Earth's atmosphere.

Dr. Yaítza Luna-Cruz

Dr. Yaítza Luna-Cruz is an atmospheric physicist with over 12 years of experience in research, development, operations, and technical/programmatic management.

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Curtis D. Williams

Curtis D. Williams (he/him/his) is a Program Scientist in the Planetary Science Division at NASA Headquarters. He leads the Emerging…

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Carol Polanskey

Carol Polanskey is a principal science systems engineer at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL).

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Eric Smith – Program Scientist, NASA

Dr. Eric Smith is the Associate Director for Research in the Science Mission Directorate’s Astrophysics Division at NASA Headquarters. He…

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Daniel Andrews

Daniel Andrews is the project manager for NASA’s planned Volatiles Investigating Polar Exploration Rover (VIPER) as Ames Research Center in…

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Dr. Kate Calvin

NASA’s Chief Scientist and Senior Climate Advisor - NASA Headquarters

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Kalée Tock

Kalée Tock

NASA Citizen Scientist

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Rocky Raybell

NASA Citizen Scientist

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Diane Malarik

Diane began her NASA career as a shadow student at NASA Glenn Research Center in 1983, as part of a…

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Dr. Travis Blake

Dr. Travis Blake serves is the Program Officer for Space Traffic Coordination within NASA’s Science Mission Directorate (SMD). Prior to…

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Eric Ianson

Mr. Eric Ianson is currently the Deputy Director of the Planetary Science Division of the Science Mission Directorate at NASA…

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Darcy Wenn

NASA Citizen Scientist

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Petri Kuossari

NASA Citizen Scientist

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Michael Primm

NASA Citizen Scientist

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Martin Fowler

NASA Citizen Scientist

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Dr. Antonino Cucchiara, Ph.D.

Dr. Antonino (Nino) Cucchiara is the Lead Program Scientist for the Future Investigator in NASA Earth and Space Science and…

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Sam L. Zadeh

Sam L. Zadeh

Project Configuration Manager - NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory

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Mr. Joe Smith

Joe Smith is the Associate Director for Flight at NASA Headquarters Science Mission Directorate, Astrophysics Division, responsible for overseeing the…

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Leigh Peake

Chief Education Officer - Gulf of Maine Research Institute

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Rosamond Ro Kinzler

Senior Director, Science Education - American Museum of Natural History

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Sarah VanDenbergh

Sarah VanDenbergh

Project Manager - Gulf of Maine Research Institute

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Rachael Arens

Research Associate / Curriculum Specialist - Northern Arizona University

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Lori Rubino-Hare

Research Associate - Northern Arizona University Center for Science Teaching and Learning

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Catherine McCarthy

Senior Project Manager / Informal Science Educator - Arizona State University Center for Innovation in Informal STEM Learning

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Henry Trae Winter

Chief Scientist - Advanced Research in Inclusion and STEAM Accessibility (ARISA) Lab

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MaryKay Severino

Education Director, Co-President, Co-Founder - ARISA Lab, L.L.C.

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Melanie Narish

Senior Learning Designer - Arizona State University's Center for Education Through Exploration

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Emily Mason

Emily Mason

Scientist

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Kim Holloway

Program Coordinator / Social Lead - NASA / Science Systems and. Applications, Inc.

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Laura Brandt Edson

Project Manager - New Mexico Consortium

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Robert Semper

Chief Science Officer - Exploratorium

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Clarence E. Bostic

Program Specialist - NASA Headquarters

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Jessica Swann

Program Architect - Communities of Practice - Arizona State University

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Angela Des Jardins

Professor - Montana State University

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Katie Boyd

Education & Outreach Assistant - Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Science Education & Outreach / University of Colorado

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Taline Kuyumjian

Taline Kuyumjian

Research Associate - Pacific Research & Evaluation

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Vivian White

Director of Free Choice Learning - Astronomical Society of the Pacific

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Joan Harper-Neely

STEM Education Specialist - National Institute of Aerospace/ NASA eClips

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Christopher David Andert

Web User Experience Designer - Arizona State Univerity

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Carolyn Ng

Carolyn Ng

Education Specialist - NASA Heliophysics Education Activation Team (NASA HEAT)

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Lynn Cominsky

Professor and Director - Sonoma State University

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Sharon Bowers

Sharon Bowers

Senior STEM Education Specialist - National Institute of Aerospace

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Michael Conley

NASA Citizen Scientist

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Svetlana Shkolyar

Visiting Assistant Research Scientist / Astrobiology Education Team Member - University of Maryland / NASA Goddard Space Flight Center

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Ciera Partyka-Worley

Astronomers in Training Assisting the Community Team Member - Central Idaho Dark Sky Reserve STEM Network

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Kevin Czajkowski

Professor - University of Toledo

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Rae Ostman

Research Professor - Arizona State University

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Rita Karl

Executive Producer/Managing Director - Twin Cities PBS

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Lin Chambers

Deputy Director, Science Activation - NASA

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