Ambassadors

Join our community of LPSC Ambassadors and use your social networks to share #LPSC2024 science! Conference organizers are looking for a diverse team of in-person and virtual LPSC attendees to provide extended social media coverage to reach a worldwide audience.

LPSC Ambassadors will be expected to use their social media platforms to report on anything and everything related to the 55th LPSC using the official conference hashtag #LPSC2024!

Ambassadors must register for the conference. Only credentialed members of the press are allowed to register as working press.

  • Follow the LPI on X (formerly Twitter), Facebook, YouTube, and Instagram to like and share our posts.
  • Use the conference hashtag #LPSC2024 on all postings.
  • Engage with other #LPSC2024 posts.
  • Maintain professionalism in all postings associated with the conference hashtag.
  • Respect copyright and intellectual property right laws (e.g., do not capture an entire presentation on video and post it without the presenter’s explicit consent). Refer to the USRA/LPI Code of Conduct for complete details.
  • Refrain from using photo, audio, and/or video recording devices in all oral sessions. Refer to the LPSC Photography Policy for complete details.
  • Pre-conference networking and coordination
  • LPSC Ambassador t-shirt
  • Official Ambassador ribbon (in person)
  • Ambassador Spotlight in the virtual lounge, LPSC website, and LPI social media
  • Special prizes, including discounts for LPSC 2025 and LPSC merchandise
  • Reserved seating at the NASA HQ briefing and Masursky Lecture
  • Live feed social media wall
  • Social media templates
  • And more!

Ambassador Events

Ambassador Meet-Up (Microsoft Teams)

Thursday, March 7, 11:00 to 11:30 a.m. CST

This is an opportunity to review ambassador guidelines and perks, meet and greet your fellow ambassadors, strategize on session coverage, and consult with conference staff. All selected ambassadors are invited to attend, but this meeting is highly recommended for first-time ambassadors or those who have not participated in years.


LPSC 2024 Ambassadors

I have previously served in academic positions, including visiting professorships at the University of Pittsburgh and Texas A&M. Now a staff scientist at the Lunar and Planetary Institute. Have extensive social media outreach experience through building and running the Facebook pages “The Earth Story” and “The Universe,” still contribute to them after a management change.
I'm a Ph.D. Candidate at Curtin University. My research is focused on large impacts on Mars. I study the formation of the largest impact craters, named impact basins, that formed billions of years ago during the first phases of Mars' evolution. Through their study, I aim to better understand Mars’ early evolution and impact history, and the heavy bombardment in the inner solar system.
I'm currently an associate research scientist at the University of Maryland, College Park, and a Co-I for the LROC mission. My background is mostly in lunar tectonics and planetary surface dating methods, but recently, I have been mapping the shortening structures on Mercury and using absolute/relative dating methods. Topics on Artemis, volcanology, and geophysics are also of interest.
My career centers around education and media, as a writer, editor, and teacher. For 25 years I was a community editor at the Houston Chronicle, wearing multiple hats covering everything from sports to local news, as well as science and popular media. Since 2018, I have put my skills to use for the LPI using social media to broaden the reach of the LPSC. I hope to do so again in 2024!
I am the Laboratory Manager at Texas A&M University's Physics Lab Center (PLC) with a Ph.D. in Planetary Science from the prestigious Lunar & Planetary Laboratory. At the PLC, I lead 13 enthusiastic undergraduates, conducting over 300 physics and astronomy teaching demos. My research, using infrared spectroscopy, connects Earth-bound meteorites to their asteroid origins.
I am a Ph.D. candidate in geology from the University of Houston. My doctoral research broadly focuses on exploration science of the Moon, Mars, and a terrestrial analog site in Iceland. I work as a consultant at Astralytical Space Consulting. I previously served as a Mars Geochemist at NASA Johnson Space Center, where my work supported the MSL science team and future lunar (Artemis 3+) surface operations.
I am a professor of planetary science and department chair in the Earth & Space Sciences Department at Central Connecticut State University. Mostly working with Mars these days, but interested in most of the solar system, as well as advocating for accessibility in our community and promoting our accessible planetary volcanology field course (GeoSPACE).
I'm a strong supporter of STEM engagement and space research and have been doing outreach events and teaching roles at primary, secondary, and tertiary institutions throughout my undergraduate and postgraduate career (8+ years). I also have a wide network, as a co-founder and event manager for the Australian Rover Challenge, which comprises 200+ students from 12+ university teams globally.
I graduated from Mount Holyoke in 2022 and have spent the past two years working at APL. My personal interest lies in geomorphology, icy bodies, and surface processes. I am looking to enter grad school this year and want to create a solid foundation for myself as a dedicated researcher. I am also trying to network as I want to work in outreach and science education.
I am a Ph.D. student at Western University, Ontario, Canada, under the supervision of Dr. Gordon Osinski. I have been involved in planetary research for the last 2 years, specifically on Moon and Mars. My research lies at the cross-section of geology and remote sensing.
I'm Isadora, a 21-year-old online science content creator, but also a scientist. I study astrobiology and detected an asteroid from our main belt. I'm the author of a kids book on astronomy, and, at the moment, I'm writing a children's book on astrobiology! I was also an ambassador for the event last year, in person, and it was one of the best experiences I've ever had in astrobiology!
I am an astronomy content creator who hosts his own podcast focused on interviewing scientists about their current investigations and missions. I operate a roll off roof observatory in Texas as a family. It’s a multi-pier observatory that has connections to the Night Skies Network, an online website where astrophotographers can broadcast their telescope stream live. Many local events and contacts.