The LPI Education and Public Outreach team, in collaboration with strategic science and education partners,
makes current Earth and planetary science content available to formal and informal science educators
through a diverse portfolio of training programs and resources infused with research-based best practices.
Through our efforts, we strive to foster lifelong learning and a commitment to science by the public
in our local community, region, and nation.
Meet the Staff
Growing up in rural Iowa instilled in me a love for science, the outdoors, and an interest in the weather at an early age. My educational background is in Earth science and meteorology, specializing in meteorology and climatology — sciences well-suited to my current position. Prior to coming to the LPI, I worked for five years as an informal science educator at a hands-on science center. I enjoyed my time at the museum and developed a true passion for science education and public outreach while there.
I was excited to join the LPI’s education team in September 2011. My main role is in helping to develop and deliver educational materials to teachers, informal educators, and the general public. However, I also get many opportunities to help expand the reach of these programs as well. I am honored to be a part of such a dedicated and talented team!