Alice Wessen loves sharing space science with the world. As manager of public engagement at NASA's JPL she leads an amazing team of creative thinkers towards creating innovative products and partnerships to communicate the challenges and discoveries of NASA's missions.
Her team has created and implemented a science communication and education portfolio that supports learning and engagement opportunities from kindergarten through college aka "K to Gray"
These include ground breaking programs in science and literacy, online authentic-data visualization products & award winning websites.
Alice is the recipient of NASA's Exceptional Service Medal for innovative contributions making space science accessible and piquing the curiosity of students across the nation and around the world.
In her spare time, she is always seeking out the perfect cup of coffee, ways to be involved in her community and adores her family, the Dodgers and her goofy dogs....not necessarily in that order.
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