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Nominated Office: Nominating Committee

Affiliation: ASRC - NASA Headquarters

Position/title: Senior Scientist - Program Officer and Chief of Staff to Division Director

PhD institution: Universite de Montreal (1989)

Areas of scientific interest:

  • Solar System
  • Exoplanets
  • International Partnerships

AAS positions & dates: N/A

Other relevant positions & experience: N/A

Candidate Statement: The American Astronomical Society has been a professional home for me since graduate school with my attending both winter and summer meetings for over two decades. My professional history includes 25 years of experience with NASA missions as well as science, Education and Public Outreach, International Partnerships, and management. I have been active in various committees for NASA, as well as the American Astronomical Society education program review in 2009, the Woman in Astronomy 2009 Conference Program Committee, the Astronomical Society of the Pacific Program Committee, the EPO Advisory Group for various mission, the International Year of Astronomy US and IAU program Committee, and the IAU Communicating Astronomy with Public program committee. I have also led an effort for creating a professional society for Astronomy communicators, which resulted in the creation of a Professionalization & Accreditation working group in the IAU Commission 2, as well an IAU associate membership level for these professionals. It would be a pleasure and honor for me to serve and support the AAS and its community as a member of the nominating committee.