Anna Voelker

Anna Voelker

Anna Voelker

Coordinator of Outreach Programs

voelker.30@osu.edu

4034 McPherson Laboratory

Areas of Expertise

  • Accessibility
  • Inclusive Astronomy Education
  • Outreach

Education

  • B.S. Science Communication and Accessibility, The Ohio State University, 2018

Anna Voelker is the Coordinator of Outreach Programs for the Department of Astronomy and the Center for Cosmology and AstroParticle Physics (CCAPP).  Anna graduated from The Ohio State University in 2018 with a self-designed degree in Science Communication and Accessibility and a minor in Astronomy and Astrophysics.  In 2018, they received the OSU President’s Prize, a $100,000 award for projects that foster social change.  Anna used this funding to launch SciAccess, an international initiative designed to promote disability inclusion in STEM.  Additional details on this program can be found here.  Anna specializes in accessible astronomy outreach for diverse learners and has worked extensively with blind students using 3D printing and other multi-sensory educational approaches.  Anna currently runs a variety of astronomy outreach programs, including the Making Space for All webinar series.  Previously, they worked in space science outreach at the NASA Kennedy Space Center, the Space Telescope Science Institute, the South African Astronomical Observatory, and the Aerospace Corporation.