Carmel Conaty serves as the lead for Informal Education for Goddard Space Flight Center and is a systems engineer with 20 years of experience at NASA.
Young Scientist Challenge Role:
Systemic Planning & Analysis Manager
Carmel Conaty is responsible for the Goddard Visitor Center and is the Systemic Planning & Analysis Manager for Goddard’s Office of Education. She also serves as the lead for Informal Education for Goddard Space Flight Center. She is a systems engineer with 20 years of experience at NASA. She is a graduate of NASA’s Leadership Development Program, and has a management and technical background. For the Goddard Visitor Center, she is responsible for all partnerships, programs, exhibits and development, and for the Education Resource Center. She also supports Goddard’s Future Planning team. Her technical background as an engineer with many years of experience working with scientists on in-house flight instruments was the origin of her desire to inspire students and the public by providing engaging and compelling educational experiences that reflect the daily work and value of NASA and Earth and Space Science. She has a long history of support and participation in NASA education and outreach programs and serves on an Anne Arundel County private school board.