Bonnie Meinke

Engagement Lead



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About Bonnie

Bonnie Meinke leads the Engagement, Education, Outreach and Communications team at NEON. She is responsible for the design and implementation of the strategic engagement plan for the NEON user community.

Bonnie has spanned the science lifecycle through her work on NASA missions, from developing and proposing new mission concepts in the aerospace industry to ensuring access to and usability of observations from the James Webb Space Telescope at the Space Telescope Science Institute. In the meanwhile, her scientific research has focused on the Saturn system: observing rings, discovering the building blocks of moons, and puzzling over geysers on Enceladus. She’s also actively involved in spreading the word about astronomy - from huge festivals like SXSW to rural libraries in the Rockies - by helping everyone experience the life of a scientist for themselves. She enjoys hiking, chicken fried steak, and road trips to see “world’s largest” stuff.

Affiliation / Org:

National Ecological Observatory Network (NEON)