Before becoming Director of Sciences and Exploration at NASA Goddard in August 2005, Laurie Leshin was The Dee and John Whiteman Dean's Distinguished Professor of Geological Sciences and the Director of the Center for Meteorites Studies at Arizona State University. She has served on President Bush's Commission on Implementation of United States Space Exploration Policy, and she has received the NASA Distinguished Public Service Medal. The International Astronomical Union recognized her contributions to planetary science with the naming of asteroid 4922 Leshin.
Laurie also serves on The Planetary Society's Advisory Council.
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