CATHERINE A. GRUBER is an editor with the SSB. She joined the SSB as a senior program assistant in 1995. Ms. Gruber first came to the NRC in 1988 as a senior secretary for the Computer Science and Telecommunications Board and has also worked as an outreach assistant for the NAS-Smithsonian Institution’s National Science Resources Center. She was a research assistant (chemist) in the National Institute of Mental Health’s Laboratory of Cell Biology for 2 years. She has a B.A. in natural science from St. Mary’s College of Maryland.

LEWIS GROSWALD, research associate, joined SSB as a Lloyd V. Berkner Space Policy Intern. He is a first-year graduate student pursuing his masters degree in International Science and Technology Policy at George Washington University (GW). A recent graduate of GW, he studied international affairs with a double concentration in conflict and security and Europe and Eurasia as an undergraduate. Mr. Groswald has always expressed an interest in space, but it was not until he had the opportunity to work with the National Space Society during his senior year at GW that he decided to pursue a career in space policy: educating the public on space issues and formulating policy. He also hopes to put his experience with the SSB to use fostering greater international collaboration in space.

VICTORIA SWISHER, research associate, joined the SSB in 2006. She has supported studies and workshops on the Beyond Einstein program, NASA workforce, Mars research, research enabled by the lunar environment, ITAR, and other topics. Before joining the SSB, she performed research in x-ray astronomy and laboratory astrophysics, which included studying the rays of plasma and culminated in her senior thesis, “Modeling UV and X-ray Spectra from the Swarthmore Spheromak Experiment.” A graduate of Swarthmore College, she majored in astronomy and minored in English literature.

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