I am a Program Coordinator. I work with astronomers who use the Hubble Space Telescope
in order to help them specify all of the technical details necessary for performing
observations with HST. Once that specification is complete, I then do the work necceary
to prepare those observations for execution by the the telescope. The best part about my
job is working with the astronomers who use HST and helping them to perform cutting edge
I became interested in astronomy at a young age. I prepared for my current position by
obtaining a degree in physics. I read just about any book or magazine and watched just
about any television program that had anything to do with astronomy. Of all these, Carl
Sagan's Cosmos program was probably the most interesting to me.
My father worked on the Pioneer 10 and 11 missions to Jupiter and Saturn and the
Viking missions to Mars. That's probably what got me interested in the first place.
I enjoy camping, hiking, and backpacking especially in mountain areas. I'm currently
working on a goal of visiting the highest point in every state. I've been to 23 so far... :)