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Meet Your CSWA, JoEllen McBride

11 Feb 2020, 20:00 UTC
Meet Your CSWA, JoEllen McBride
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JoEllen McBride is an AAAS Mass Media Fellow and an AAS Astronomy Ambassador. She earned her PhD in Physics studying the star formation histories of galaxies in compact groups. She is currently a communications and stewardship writer for Penn Medicine's Development and Alumni Relations office at the University of Pennsylvania. She is also the Advocacy Director for the 500 Women Scientists Philadelphia pod, and she creates astronomy workshops for and is on the board of the American Helicopter Museum in West Chester, PA. In her free time, she writes about astronomy for outlets like Massive, edits Science for the People Magazine, and raises her daughters, Carina and Alessa, with the help of her partner, Ed. She is the lead editor of AASWomen, Blogger in Chief of the Women in Astronomy Blog, and is active in CSWA task groups. Describe the first time you made a personal connection with the planets and stars. I honestly can’t remember the first time I made a personal connection with space. I always felt a connection. I’m certain it all started by me asking my mother what stars were or something simple like that and that was it. How did you end up working in ...

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