Casey Dreier decided to devote his career to furthering the cause of planetary exploration after witnessing the launch of MSL Curiosity on November 26th, 2011. It was that kind of experience. Eight months later when Curiosity landed on the surface of Mars, he cheered the accomplishment as an employee of The Planetary Society.
Casey brings a depth of experience in computer programming, design, communication, and problem solving from his previous career as a Ruby on Rails developer. He has a Bachelor's degree in Physics from Oberlin College which gives him some street cred, but not much considering the general educational attainment of his peers.
As Advocacy and Outreach Strategist, he helps craft and implement the Society's advocacy efforts in Washington, D.C. to further the cause of solar system exploration. He also works to foster strong relationships between the Society and its members, reaches out to new members from traditional and non-traditional space backgrounds, and integrates new technologies and methods of communication into the Society's work flow and outreach efforts. His overall goal is a strong and vibrant Planetary Society that voices loud support for space science and exploration in Washington, D.C., and in other countries around the world.
He is a regular contributor to The Planetary Report and blogs multiple times a week (mainly about space policy issues) at http://planetary.org/blogs/casey-dreier/. He also hosts the Planetary Society's weekly Hangouts on Air broadcast every other Thursday.
You can contact Casey via email at: email@example.com
Latest Planetary Radio Appearance
12/31/2012 | 28:50
Planetary Society experts review the challenges and triumphs of 2012 and look forward to a new and exciting year. You’ll hear Bill Nye the Science Guy, Emily Lakdawalla on new missions, Casey Dreier on “Saving our Science,” and Bruce Betts’ review of great projects, as well as a musical rendition of “Random Space Fact.”
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Posted 2013/05/09 02:20 CDT | 1 comments
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Posted 2013/05/09 01:28 CDT | 2 comments
We're storming D.C. next week to raise awareness of continued cuts to NASA's Planetary Science Division.