Canadian National Coordinator
Like many of the Planetary Society's members, Kate was first introduced to the wonders of space by the work of Carl Sagan. After reading Cosmos, and soon thereafter tearing through the television series, Kate was hooked. While finishing her degree in Experimental Psychology at McGill University in Montreal, Kate took elective courses in planetary science and physics, always hungry for more mind-blowing information about the reality around her. After graduating, Kate followed this interest and enrolled in a MA in Space Policy at George Washington University, focusing her work on public engagement and education. She put this degree on hold after one year, coming on board with the Planetary Society to coordinate the expansion of its work in her native Canada.
As National Coordinator, Kate works to connect the Planetary Society with Canadian universities, clubs, science centers and other organizations whose outreach and research efforts complement those of the Society. She is building a team of Regional Coordinators across the country, and developing partnerships with the space societies already active in Canada. Above all else, her goal is to expand membership in Canada, building a strong community of Canadians engaged in the adventure of space exploration.
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Posted 2013/10/28 06:57 CDT | 3 comments
The Planetary Society’s work beyond the United States is still not nearly as extensive as it is in the Society’s home country. But we are making some huge steps towards changing that, starting with Canada – America’s neighbor, NASA’s partner, and the home of almost eighteen hundred Planetary Society members.