Festival Year: 2023

Katrina Jackson

Roles: Special Guest

With a background in space studies, science communication, and video production, Katrina tells stories at the intersection of science and social justice issues. After earning her M.S. in Space Studies in 2013, Katrina worked as a science video producer at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center, where she led multimedia production for the Hubble Space Telescope. The asteroid previously known as 2005 LM6 was named 120353 Katrinajackson for her video production work on the OSIRIS-REx asteroid sample return mission. Currently, Katrina works as an associate science producer for the NHK General Bureau for America, as a freelance producer for the American Geophysical Union’s Third Pod from the Sun podcast, and as a freelance film and video editor. In 2022, Katrina produced and edited the documentary “Behind the Name: James Webb Space Telescope” for the JustSpace Alliance, a nonprofit advocating for a more inclusive and ethical future in space. The film aired on Democracy Now, and discusses experiences of LGBTQIA+ people in astronomy and why many want to change the name of NASA’s newest observatory.


2023 Program(s):

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Festival Year: 2023