“Meet a NASA Engineer” — Monica Vidaurri

The fifth (and final!) of our opportunities for ANGLeS teams to Meet a NASA Expert will take place on Tuesday, May 28! We’re pleased to be joined by Monica Vidaurri, a science consultant specializing in astrobiology and political science at NASA Goddard Space Flight Center. Originally from San Antonio, Texas, Monica began her undergraduate studies at the University of North Texas, then moved to Washington, D.C., in January 2017. Since her move, she has worked in Congress, the non-profit sector, the American Chemical Society, the White House, and has lobbied on behalf of science representation and funding before her work at NASA began. While currently finishing her studies at George Mason University, Monica’s science research focuses on the atmospheres of exoplanets and the extent to which life can exist or arise on a given planet, while her policy research focuses on diversity and inclusion, science representation in Congress, planetary protection and bioethics, and NASA mission budgeting.

What to know what Astrobiology is all about – check out this video!

You can join us three ways:
1) The meeting will be an online live meeting using zoom. To access both audio and video, join the meeting using this link: https://washington.zoom.us/j/240216569 We recommend taking a few minutes prior to the meeting time to set up Zoom so that you don’t miss the first few minutes of the chat!

To listen to the audio only, use either of these access phone numbers:
+1-669-900-6833. Meeting ID: 240216569#; then press # again. (U.S.; San Jose.)
+1-646-876-9923. Meeting ID: 240216569#; then press # again. (U.S.; New York.)

2) If you can’t join the chat during the scheduled time, you can submit a question by leaving a comment below. We’ll try to get to as many questions as we can during the Q&A session.

3) View the recording on our YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/nwessp. It may take a day or two for us to process the video and upload it, but you can subscribe to our YouTube channel or follow our Facebook page to be alerted when the video goes online.


May 28 2019


Pacific Time
1:30 pm - 2:30 pm