Unimaginable Monsters, Hidden Women

Waukesha native Michelle Thaller is an astrophysicist and the assistant director for science communication at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center in Maryland. Her passion for making science interesting, fun, inspiring and accessible to the public combined with her dynamic speaking skills make her a frequent guest for news programs, the Science Channel, the History Channel, podcasts, and TED talks. Her educational background in astrophysics (bachelor’s degree from Harvard and PhD from Georgia State) make her the ideal liaison between science and storytelling. She is the co-author of 111 Places in Space You Must Not Miss and earlier in her career was a science columnist at the Christian Science Monitor.