Before 2015 closes, I’d like to write about a pretty cool thing I did this fall – I directed and choreographed an entire musical production, Urinetown. NASA Goddard has a Music and Drama club (MAD), which, as a relatively low-key group where people can try new things, allowed me the amazing opportunity to lead a […]
In case you hadn’t noticed… NASA’s New Horizons mission released their first pictures yesterday from the #PlutoFlyby, and they were AMAZING! The image of the large moon Charon showed a surprising sparsity of craters and a diverse landscape that includes a giant canyon about 5 miles deep. The first close-up image of Pluto, an area […]
Many people have expressed concern over Senator Ted Cruz’s appointment to Chairman of the Senate’s Subcommittee on Space, Science, and Competitiveness. Yesterday, Senator Cruz confronted NASA Administrator Charlie Bolden over NASA’s core mission, which Cruz believes should not include Earth science. It’s an interesting change of pace I suppose – having a Congressman who likes […]
I had an extremely exciting opportunity this November – I was awarded a scholarship to attend the World Congress of Science & Factual Producers in Hong Kong! I was incredibly lucky to be funded through the conference’s Emerging Producers Bursary Program; this trip certainly isn’t something NASA would have paid for. There were amazing producers […]
Throughout this summer, I have escorted four television crews on the NASA Goddard campus. This was exciting because before this, I had never seen any part of what goes into making a science TV show! All four were making science documentary programs, but all four had significant differences in production style, crew sizes, and interviewing […]
If I were to describe in one word the 2014 USA Science and Engineering Festival that took place in Washington, DC this past weekend, it would be: overwhelming. I have never seen anything like it. This place was HUGE! The festival took up two floors of the Walter E. Washington Convention Center, one of which […]
Who doesn’t love watching videos and television shows about space and science? (Lame people, that’s who!) It turns out that a lot of science content is produced right here in the nation’s capital. So, with the help of Women in Film and Video, I organized an event to showcase the abundance and wide variety of […]
Do you know why I feel like I’d be a better communicator than scientist? To be honest, it’s because I’m a bit slow and dim-witted, and I feel I can put that normally undesirable trait to good use by communicating things in a manner that even I can understand. In general, many scientists (certainly not […]
Katrina proved herself to be someone who takes initiative, who is persistent in reaching goals, who has very strong communication skills (including research, writing, and production), and who has a keen mind and eye. We came to think of her as our ‘buzz saw,’ someone who could be given a vague project idea and wish list only to have her turn it into an amazing finished package for review in a ridiculously short period of time.
Katrina proved to be responsible, showing initiative, great working ethics, reliable, creative, and not afraid to take a challenge or learn something new. She impressed me with how focused she is on her dream to have her own science TV show one day. Everything she does in terms of her work is definitely one step forward to achieving her dream.
Silvia StoyanovaPresident, Amika Studio; former NASA Goddard producer
We chose Katrina from dozens of other internship candidates because of her passion for science and her unique vision for sharing the results of our missions through popular media. … Katrina’s accomplishments in planetary and astronomical sciences coupled with her passion for media arts and performance are rare for someone at this stage of their career.