Advocacy and Outreach Coordinator
Casey Dreier decided to devote his career to furthering the cause of planetary exploration after witnessing the launch of MSL Curiosity on November 26th, 2011. It was that kind of experience. Eight months later when Curiosity landed on the surface of Mars, he cheered the accomplishment as an employee of The Planetary Society.
Casey brings a depth of experience in computer programming, design, communication, and problem solving from his previous career as a Ruby on Rails developer. He has a Bachelor's degree in Physics from Oberlin College which gives him some street cred, but not much considering the general educational attainment of his peers.
As Advocacy and Outreach Strategist, he helps craft and implement the Society's advocacy efforts in Washington, D.C. to further the cause of solar system exploration. He also works to foster strong relationships between the Society and its members, reaches out to new members from traditional and non-traditional space backgrounds, and integrates new technologies and methods of communication into the Society's work flow and outreach efforts. His overall goal is a strong and vibrant Planetary Society that voices loud support for space science and exploration in Washington, D.C., and in other countries around the world.
He is a regular contributor to The Planetary Report and blogs multiple times a week (mainly about space policy issues) at http://planetary.org/blogs/casey-dreier/. He also occassionally hosts Google+ Hangouts on for the Planetary Society.
You can contact Casey via email at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Latest Planetary Radio Appearance
11/18/2013 | 28:50
The successful launch of MAVEN was covered by Mat Kaplan, Bruce Betts and Emily Lakdawalla, with special, launch site reports from Jim Bell and Bill Nye.
Latest Blog Posts
Posted 2013/12/09 02:18 CST | 9 comments
If you want to know why Cassini might be terminated early, or why NASA pulled out of its joint Mars mission with Europe, or why the new ASRG power source was put on indefinite hold, this chart has your answer.