Social Media Team

NAME: VAL KLAVANS
Stationed: Washington, DC
In Saturn’s Rings duties: Image Processor and Social Media Team Leader, Facebook, Twitter
A little about yourself (in 53 Saturn moons or less): While I interned at NASA with the Cassini mission, I found my love for Titan, Saturn’s largest moon. Currently, I work on public outreach focusing on planetary science: www.facebook.com/TitanSaturnsMoon,
www.twitter.com/TitanSaturnsMoon and www.titansaturnsmoon.wordpress.com. My goal is to make the entire world aware of what an amazing universe we live in, right from our own backyard.
What is your favorite place in the Solar System: Titan
Favorite space movie: Contact

NAME: JAMIE LAWSON
Stationed: Bellingham, WA
In Saturn’s Rings duties: Twitter, Instagram, WordPress, web and print design
A little about yourself (in 53 Saturn moons or less): I grew up looking at the stars and wondering what’s beyond. When I entered college I chose to be a journalist and was a reporter and designer for more than a decade before entering the academic field. Yet my passion hasn’t changed. I still look at the stars and wonder what’s beyond.
What is your favorite place in the Solar System: Titan
Favorite space movie: Interstellar

NAME: AIMILIA SMYRLI
Stationed: Coventry, UK
In Saturn’s Rings duties: SDO Image Processor, Facebook, YouTube
A little about yourself (in 53 Saturn moons or less): I studied for my degree in Physics at the University of Athens and then my PhD in Solar Physics at the University of Catania and the University of St. Andrews. The most memorable experience of my PhD studies was the 10 days spent observing with the SST Telescope in La Palma. There is nothing more beautiful than watching the Sun in real time on 10 screens at the same time. The Sun has also inspired me to create paintings and other art, and it is a dream of mine to share the Sun’s beauty with other people.
What is your favorite place in the Solar System: Sun
Favorite space movie: Contact

NAME: AREND ANTON
Stationed: Los Angeles, CA
In Saturn’s Rings duties: YouTube, Facebook, video features, WordPress
A little about yourself (in 53 Saturn moons or less): I’m a writer, filmmaker and occasional musician. I’m currently finishing a short film called “Red Gold” and attempting to write my own space epic. I’ve been following In Saturn’s Rings since the first clip went viral and am thrilled to be involved.
Favorite place in the Solar System: Enceladus
Favorite space movie: 2001: A Space Odyssey

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