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Astronomy (Section D)

SECTION STEERING GROUP
The section steering committee comprises the secretary, chair, nominations/leadership development chair, membership engagement chair, early-career representative, non-academic representative, council member and two members-at-large.

Chair  
Rita Maria Sambruna (2024) 

NASA Goddard Space Flight Center 

Secretary 

David Soderblom (2026) 

Space Telescope Science Institute 

Council  

Robert D. Mathieu (2026) 

University of Wisconsin-Madison 

Early-Career Representative  

Marco Ajello (2024) 

Clemson University 

Nominations and Leadership Development Chair  

Catherine Espaillat (2025) 

Boston University 

Non-Academic Representative  

Amy Simon (2025) 

NASA Goddard Space Flight Center 

Membership Engagement Chair 

Angela Speck (2024)  

University of Texas San Antonio 

Members-at-Large 

Keivan Stassun (2024) 

Vanderbilt University 

Note: Terms end on December 31 in the year given in parentheses.