Meet the Team!

Meet the SAGANet Team!

We at are excited about our vision of a future where everyone shares in the exploration of our place in the cosmos! It takes a lot of work to have such big vision, in fact it takes the entire SAGANet community! We are fortunate to have a lot of dedicated individuals involved in leading this effort. 

Executive Board

Members: Graham Lau, Marc Neveau & Svetlana Shkolyar

Our Exec Board is primarily responsible for managing the community and website. Members are early career astrobiologists (grads & postdocs) passionate about the science of astrobiology and engagement with the public. Get to know us here!

Admin Team

Members: Zach Adam, Julia DeMarines, Heshan "Grasshopper" Illangkoon, Betul Kacar, Graham Lau, Marc Neveau, Svetlana Shkolyar, Sanjoy Som & Sara Imari Walker

Our admins include our Exec Board directors and the original founders of Email us at with comments & ideas - we love to hear from community members about improving the SAGANet experience for everyone.

Board of Advisors

Members: Zach Adam, Marni Anbar, Julia DeMarines, Heshan "Grasshopper" Illangkoon, Betul Kacar, Emma Miller, Anne Rolfe, Daniella Scalice, Sanjoy Som & Sara Imari Walker

We are fortunate at to have an excellent team of advisors! These individuals represent the best in professional scientists, astrobiology educators, early childhood educators, evaluation and mentoring. Get to know us here!

STEM Mentoring Labs Team

Members: Morgan Cable, Julia DeMarines, Heshan "Grasshopper" Illangkoon, Graham Lau, Daniella Scalice, Svetlana Shkolyar, Sanjoy Som & Sara Imari Walker

One of our most innovative initiatives on is our "SAGANet STEM Mentoring Labs" which connects early-career scientists with K-12 students, teachers and even entire families. Find out more here!


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External blogs we like

The 'Ask an Astrobiologist' Series

Next Episode: 13 July 2017

Featuring Dr. Alexis Templeton

Alexis Templeton is the Principal Investigator of the Rock-Powered Life team with the NASA Astrobiology Institute (NAI). She is a geomicrobiologist with expertise in microbe/mineral interactions, biomineralization, chemical imaging, spectroscopy, and isotope geochemistry.

Our next episode of Ask an Astrobiologist features an interview with Dr. Templeton and Dr. Sanjoy Som. Watch live on SAGANLive and remember to share your questions to Twitter with #AskAstrobio.

Click on the Ask an Astrobiologist logo below to access recordings of older episodes!

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