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Roster of AAS Astronomy Ambassadors

AAS Astronomy Ambassadors workshops were developed and are conducted in partnership with the Astronomical Society of the Pacific and the Pacific Science Center. If you're looking for an astronomer to conduct hands-on science-education activities for students, teachers, families, or other groups, we recommend getting in touch with the nearest AAS Astronomy Ambassador!

Name Institution Type
Giada Nicole Arney³ University of Washington, Seattle, WA Graduate Student
Summer Ash² Columbia University, New York, NY Director of Outreach
Teresa Ashcraft² Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ Graduate Student
Sara Barber² University of Oklahoma, Norman, OK Graduate Student
Regina Barber DeGraaff⁴ Western Washington University, Bellingham, WA New Faculty
Daniel Barringer¹ Penn State University, University Park, PA Graduate Student
Tracy M. Becker³ University of Central Florida, Orlando , FL Graduate Student
Keaton Bell⁴ University of Texas, Austin, TX Graduate Student
Breanna Binder⁴ University of Washington, Seattle, WA Postdoc
Heather Bloemhard² American Astronomical Society, Washington, DC Bahcall Public Policy Fellow
Jillian Bornak¹ Dona Ana Community College, Las Cruces, NM New Faculty
Ali M. Bramson³ University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ Graduate Student
Nicole Cabrera⁴ Georgia State University, Atlanta, GA Graduate Student
Michael Chaffin³ University of Colorado, Boulder, CO Graduate Student
Seth Cohen² Dartmouth College, Hanover, NH Graduate Student
Knicole Colón² Lehigh University, Bethlehem, PA Postdoc
Ben Cook² Princeton University, Princeton, NJ Undergraduate Senior
Nathaniel Cooper² Bard High School Early College, East Elmhurst, NY New Faculty
Richard Cosentino³ New Mexico Institute of Mining & Technology, Socorro , NM Graduate Student
Shannon Curry³ University of California, Berkeley, Berkeley , CA Postdoc
Sophia Dai¹ California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, CA Postdoc
Kristina Davis⁴ Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ Graduate Student
William Dawson¹ Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, Livermore, CA Postdoc
Karna Desai² Indiana University, Bloomington, IN Graduate Student
Alain Doressoundiram³ Observatoire de Paris, Meudon, France Astronomer
Adrienne Dove³ University of Central Florida, Orlando, FL Postdoc
Alissa Michelle Earle³ Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Boston, MA Graduate Student
Jeffrey Eckenrode⁴ Pacific Science Center, Seattle, WA Science Educator
Eric Edelman² Wesleyan University, Middletown, CT Graduate Student
Tom Esposito² University of California, Los Angeles, CA Graduate Student
Helene Flohic² University of the Pacific, Stockton, CA New Faculty
Amy Forestell¹ State University of New York, New Paltz, NY New Faculty
Debbie French⁴ University of Wyoming, Laramie, WY Graduate Student
Shane Frewen¹ University of California, Los Angeles, CA Graduate Student
Nicholas Galitzki⁴ University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA Graduate Student
Kristen Garofali⁴ University of Washington, Seattle, WA Graduate Student
Katie Grasha² University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA Graduate Student
Or Graur¹ New York University, New York, NY Postdoc
Candace L. Gray³ New Mexico State University, Las Cruces, NM Graduate Student
Jana Grcevich⁴ American Museum of Natural History, New York, NY Postdoc
Catherine Grier¹ Penn State University, University Park, PA Postdoc
Nicole Gugliucci² S. Illinois University Edwardsville, IL Postdoc
Sebastien Guillot¹ McGill University, Montreal, QC Canada Graduate Student
Quyen Hart¹ Regis University, Regis College, Denver, CO Faculty (3rd Year)
Korey Haynes² George Mason University, Fairfax, VA Graduate Student
Calen Henderson² Ohio State University, Columbus, OH Graduate Student
Anna Ho² Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA Undergraduate Senior
Drew Hogg² University of Maryland, College Park, MD Graduate Student
Carol Hood¹ California State University, San Bernardino, CA New Faculty
Carly Howett³ Southwest Research Institute, Boulder, CO New Faculty
Alan Hulsebus⁴ Iowa State University, Ames, IA Graduate Student
Cameron B. Hummels³ University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ Postdoc
Li-Wei Hung¹ University of California, Los Angeles, CA Graduate Student
Stacy Irwin³ Florida Institute of Technology, Melbourne, FL Graduate Student
Gen Ito⁴ Stony Brook University, Stony Brook, NY Graduate Student
David Jaimes⁴ Columbia University, New York, NY Graduate Student
Justin Kader⁴ San Francisco State University, CA Graduate Student
Chloe Keeling⁴ University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY Undergraduate Senior
Nicholas Kern⁴ University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI Undergraduate Senior
Jean-Baptiste Kikwaya³ Vatican Observatory, Tucson, AZ Astronomer
Djazia Ladjal⁴ Gemini Observatory, La Serena, Chile Postdoc
Margaret E. Landis³ University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ Graduate Student
Zoe A. Landsman³ University of Central Florida, Oviedo, FL Graduate Student
Tiffany Lewis⁴ George Mason University, Fairfax, VA Graduate Student
Zhuohan Liang² Loyola University Maryland, Baltimore, MD New Faculty
Sandra Liss⁴ University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA Graduate Student
Mike Lum² University of Hawaii, Honolulu, HI Graduate Student
Rachel MacDonald⁴ Yale University, New Haven, CT Graduate Student
Luis E. Martinez³ Lenomiya Observatory, Casa Grande, AZ Graduate Student
Justin Mason¹ Old Dominion University, Chesapeake, VA New Staff
JoEllen McBride² University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC Graduate Student
Sarah J. Morrison³ University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ Graduate Student
Mark Mozena¹ University of California, Santa Cruz, CA Graduate Student
Margaret Moerchen² Space Telescope Science Institute, Baltimore, MD Postdoc
Michael Mueller³ Netherlands Institute for Space Research, Groningen, Netherlands Postdoc
Nicholas Nelson¹ Los Alamos National Laboratory, Los Alamos, NM Postdoc
Michelle Ntampaka¹ Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA Graduate Student
Christine O'Donnell³ University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ Graduate Student
Ekta Patel³ University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ Graduate Student
Liuyi Pei⁴ Unviersity of Californina, Irvine, CA Graduate Student
Amber Porter⁴ Clemson University, Clemson, SC Graduate Student
Joseph Putko⁴ Dublin School, Dublin, NH Observatory Director
Abhijith Rajan¹ Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ Graduate Student
Valerie Rapson² Rochester Institute of Technology, Rochester, NY Graduate Student
Meredith Rawls¹ New Mexico State University, Las Cruces, NM Graduate Student
Morgan E. Rehnberg³ University of Colorado, Boulder, Boulder, CO Graduate Student
Alexander Richert⁴ Penn State University, University Park, PA Graduate Student
Michael Rutkowski⁴ University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN Postdoc
Jenna Ryon¹ University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI Graduate Student
Natalie "Nicole" Sanchez⁴ Fisk & Vanderbilt Universities, Nashville, TN Graduate Student
Gal Sarid⁴ University of Central Florida, Orlando, FL New Faculty
Prabal Saxena¹ George Mason University, Fairfax, VA Graduate Student
Kunio Sayanagi³ Hampton University, Hampton, VA New Faculty
Charles A. Schambeau³ University of Central Florida, Orlando, FL Graduate Student
Carl Schmidt³ University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA Postdoc
Chelsea Sharon¹ Cornell University, Ithaca, NY Postdoc
Aomawa Shields¹ University of California, Los Angeles, CA Postdoc
Breann Sitarski² University of California, Los Angeles, CA Graduate Student
Julie Skinner¹ Boston University, Boston, MA Postdoc
David Sliski⁴ University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA New Staff
Rachel Smullen³ University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ Graduate Student
Kimberly Sokal¹ University of Texas, Austin, TX Postdoc
Kathryn Steakley³ New Mexico State University, Las Cruces, NM Graduate Student
Allison Strom¹ California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, CA Graduate Student
Linda Strubbe¹ Canadian Institute for Theoretical Astrophysics, Toronto, ON Canada Postdoc
Patricia Sullivan² Tessman Planetarium, Santa Ana College, Santa Ana, CA Astronomer/Educator
Johanna Teske¹ Carnegie Institution for Science, Washington, DC Postdoc
Amy Tulay¹ East Stroudsburg University, Weatherly, PA Undergraduate Senior
Adria Updike² Roger Williams University, Bristol, RI New Faculty
Kimberly Ward-Duong¹ Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ Graduate Student
Katherine Whitaker² NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, MD Postdoc
Aaron White² San Francisco State University, San Francisco, CA Graduate Student
Kathryn Williamson² West Virginia University, Morgantown, WV Teaching Assistant Professor
Sarah Willis² Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics, Cambridge, MA Graduate Student
Laura Woodney³ California State University, San Bernardino, CA Associate Professor
Elizabeth Young¹ Rhodes College, Memphis, TN New Faculty

¹Trained at the 221st AAS meeting in Long Beach, CA, 5–6 January 2013.
²Trained at the 223rd AAS meeting in Washington, DC, 4–5 January 2014.
³Trained at the 46th DPS meeting in Tucson, AZ, 9 November 2014.
⁴Trained at the 225th AAS meeting in Seattle, WA, 4-8 January 2015.

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