EARLY CAREER COUNCIL

WHAT WE DO

 

The purpose of the Early Career Council (ECC) is to foster the development of the next generation of life detection scientists and technologists by providing visibility and engagement in community activities and a forum for identifying and discussing issues specific to early career individuals. Members of the ECC can participate in action groups and, in that capacity, can propose, lead and participate in NfoLD initiatives.

GOALS

 

Develop ECC Community: Foster the development of early career scientists within NfoLD. Coordinate ECC membership to maintain a body of members representative of the life detection community.

Engage with NfoLD Action Groups: Involve early career scientists in NfoLD action groups. Coordinate community input to the Life Detection Forum (LDF) in coordination with the Engage action group. 

Outreach and Education: Communicate relevant developments and activities via social media, NfoLD website, and webinars. Develop and maintain relationships with science journalists and the general public.

 

Establish ECC Presence at Conferences: Organize workshops or sessions at relevant conferences (including AbSciCon, AbGradCon, and AGU).

CURRENT LEADERSHIP

 

GRAHAM LAU

CO-LEAD

Director of Communications and Marketing

Blue Marble Space

JOEY PASTERSKI

CO-LEAD

Graduate Student

University of Illinois at Chicago

LU CHOU

Postdoctoral Fellow

Georgetown University

NASA Goddard Space Flight Center

NATALIE GREFENSTETTE

Postdoctoral Researcher

Santa Fe Institute

JORDAN MCKAIG

Undergraduate Student

University of Michigan