As we, NASA Heliophysics, prepares for the upcoming Annular Eclipse October 2023 and Total Eclipse April 2024, we are spreading the word to be prepared for one of the most spectacular, natural phenomenon events ever- an eclipse!
Leslie L. Garrison
Leslie Lynette Garrison is a native of New Orleans, LA. She serves as the Heliophysics Outreach Lead for NASA Heliophysics Science and the Magnetospheric Multiscale Mission (MMS) at NASA Goddard Space Flight Center and NASA Headquarters.
Leslie is responsible for working with youth, formal and informal educators, and the general public in the United States and abroad in the areas of NASA science, technology, engineering, art, and mathematics (STEM). Her responsibilities include planning, coordinating, implementing, and managing the NASA and Heliophysics mission’s outreach activities to meet NASA’s Education Public Outreach goals and guidelines. She has received numerous recognitions for her skilled and talented leadership in providing NASA unique STEM educational professional development trainings for educators and exciting hands-on workshops for youth. In addition to working closely with the youth and educators, she is also assigned to work with K-12 Administrators, college and university professors, NASA employees at all ten centers, and other government agencies (local, state, and federal) as related to NASA STEM education.
During her thirteen-year tenure at NASA, she has worked in several capacities including the Educator Resource Center Coordinator and Summer of Innovation Lead Coordinator. She currently serves as a volunteer for the NASA Speakers Bureau and Minority University Research and Education Project (MUREP). Leslie is also the Education Program Chairperson for the National Society of Black Engineers- Greenbelt Space Chapter.
Leslie earned a certification in K-8 Mathematics Instruction and Leadership from the State of Virginia Department of Education, a graduate degree in Elementary Education from Southeastern Louisiana University and an undergraduate degree in Graphic Arts/Design (minor in Public Relations) from Grambling State University. While at Grambling, she was introduced to engineering design through programs at Louisiana Tech University.
Mrs. Garrison is a member of the National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE), the National Association of Advancement of Colored People (NAACP, National Science Teachers Association (NSTA) and the International Society of Education in Technology (ISTE). She is also a member of the Xi Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.
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