Background with Respect to Ocean Sciences Education:
An advocate for providing access to NASA to museums and other informal science education providers, including libraries, youth groups, out-of-school-time activities, and parks; co-created the NASA Museum Alliance, which serves over 250 museums, science centers, planetariums, aquariums, & nature centers worldwide; principal investigator on a NASA grant - Polar Literacy Networks - to provide information and resources to museums, aquariums, zoos, libraries, and the public about NASA's polar research during International Polar Year; UCLA graduate with graduate work at USC; Fellow of the International Planetarium Society, participating in many NASA missions to explore our solar system, universe, and planet Earth
Sohus, Anita M. and Alice S. Wessen, 2002. The Art and Science of Storytelling in Presenting Complex Information to the Public, or, Give 'em More than Just the Facts, NASA Office of Space Science Education and Public Outreach Conference.
Astronomical Society of the Pacific Conference Series Vol. 319, 2004. ed. Narasimhan, Beck-Winchatz, Hawkins and Runyon.