I am an astrophysicist at NASA Goddard Space Flight Center. I have worked for over 10 years in the field of high energy gamma-ray astrophysics, first on the Whipple and Milagro ground-based observatories, and for the last 6 years on the Fermi Gamma-ray Space Telescope (formerly GLAST), where I currently serve as deputy project scientist.
As a SLAC user and frequent visitor, I am intensely aware of the key roles that SLAC resources and support play in enabling scientific work. I am familiar with and appreciative of the technical and computing support and resources available to SLAC users. High energy astrophysics is an endeavour that brings together people from different fields of physics into the world of astrophysics, representing in a single scientific area some of the intellectual diversity that can be found in the SLAC user community. Sustaining a vibrant and enriching environment is a collective responsibility. If elected, I will work to maintain and enhance the working and social environment within SLAC, and promote SLAC and its mission to the broader community.