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Erika Wright

Center for Astrophysics
Education Specialist


I am an Education Specialist working at the Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory in the Science Education Department. With a Master's Degree in Museum Education, and experience at a number of museums and informal learning institutions, including the Smithsonian's National Museum of Natural History and NASA's Goddard Visitor Center, I focus on broadening access to the STEM community through informal learning opportunities. At the CfA, I contribute to NASA and NSF funded curricula and programming centered around the MicroObservatory Robotic Telescopes and WorldWide Telescope. Additionally I work to improve the field of STEM education and reduce barriers for those underrepresented in the sciences through contributions to the Science Education Department's evaluation and research efforts.