I am so excited for the opportunity to direct this incredible program that has been so influential for so long, and for so many kids, including myself. I was an Astro Camp camper and volunteer for six summers, and a team leader for two. It was because of my experiences at Astro Camp that I chose to become an engineer. I got my BS in Mechanical/Aerospace Engineering from Utah State University. (I got a minor in German for fun.) I worked for three years at the Space Dynamics Laboratory as a student designer, technician, and analyst. I participated in the USLI NASA competition, helping lead my rocket team to a national championship. As a member of the Society of Women Engineers, I spent ten years presenting science outreach and leadership workshops across the country. I spent the last three years in Houston, TX, building my own science programs and camps. In my non-science-program-running time, I love to hang out with my nerdy husband and our two brilliant kids.