I've been a member of NSTA for 15+ years. I'm past president of Science Education for Students with Disabilities, an NSTA-affiliated organization. I work at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory as a Solar System, Earth Science, Exoplanets, Astrobiology, and Technology public engagement specialist. I present at national NSTA conferences every year. I run an international essay contest called "Scientist for a Day" for students in grades 5-12. I have a bachelor's degree in physics from Brandeis University and a Master of Space Studies from the International Space University in Strasbourg, France. Born in London, Ontario, Canada, I currently live in the Los Angeles area.