Amy Kaminski currently serves as program executive for prizes and challenges at NASA Headquarters in Washington, DC, where she works to develop strategies to expand the space agency’s use of a variety of open innovation methods in its research and exploration activities. She served previously as senior policy advisor in NASA's Office of the Chief Scientist, where she led an initiative to support and expand NASA’s involvement of citizens as contributors to the agency’s research activities. Before joining NASA, Amy held positions at the White House Office of Management and Budget (OMB), the Federal Aviation Administration’s Office of the Associate Administrator for Commercial Space Transportation, and the National Space Society. Amy earned her Ph.D. in science and technology studies from Virginia Tech, an M.A. in science, technology, and public policy from The George Washington University and a B.A. from Cornell University in earth and planetary sciences.
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