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Nominated Office: Nominating Committee

Affiliation: Rochester Institute of Technology

Position/title: Assistant Research Professor

PhD institution: Columbia (2004)

Areas of scientific interest:

  • Active Galactic Nuclei and Supermassive Black Holes
  • Radio Galaxies
  • Astronomy Education and Outreach
  • Family Science Learning
  • Science Exploration Technology

AAS positions:

  • Astronomy Education Board (2004-2006)
  • Ad Hoc Committee on Future Communications in Astronomy (2006-2008)
  • co-Editor: Spark the AAS Education Newsletter

Other relevant positions and experience: n/a

Candidate Statement: I have been an active member of the American Astronomical Society community since beginning graduate school, and remain a regular attendee at all Society meetings. I feel close connections to both the scientific and educational communities within the Society, and if elected to this position, would look forward to the opportunity to strengthen those ties. Through my many interactions with the AAS, both in serving on committees, and through organizing regular events at conferences, I have a good grasp on ‘how things work’—valuable knowledge in helping to identify individuals who can be the best to continue to move our society forward. I am committed to doing my part to continue to drive the Society in the direction of becoming a true community of colleagues; and would be dedicated to nominating great representatives of you, the astronomical community, to positions within our Society.