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Kate Howells

Kate Howells

Canadian National Coordinator
Volunteer Network Coordinator

Like many of The Planetary Society's members, Kate’s interest in space exploration was inspired by the work of Carl Sagan. After reading Cosmos and tearing through the television series, she 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 insight into the reality around her. After graduating, she 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 Outreach 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.

Kate also works with The Planetary Society as Volunteer Network Manager. In this role she engages with active Outreach Coordinators, creates tools and resources to support their work and seeks opportunities to grow the Global Volunteer Network.

Latest Blog Posts

Our Global Volunteers: July 2015 Update

Posted 2015/07/31 09:00 CDT | 2 comments

The Planetary Society's volunteers around the world have been busy these past few months, with all the excitement surrounding Asteroid Day, the LightSail test mission, the New Horizons and Dawn missions, and other space milestones!

The Planetary Society at Earth Day NYC

Posted 2015/06/05 12:10 CDT | 0 comment

Volunteer Network Coordinator Kate Howells reports on our first time participating in New York City's enormous Earth Day celebration.

Our Global Volunteers: February 2015 Update

Posted 2015/02/19 04:45 CST | 0 comment

The Planetary Society has amazing volunteers doing outreach work around the globe. Check out what they've been up to recently!

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