Kathryn Hansen is the managing editor for NASA Earth Observatory. She has been writing stories, producing videos, and editing content for the group since 2014.
Prior to joining Earth Observatory, Kathryn wrote for NASA’s Earth Science News Team and for the Cryospheric Sciences Laboratory at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center. She has produced stories from the field during several NASA airborne and shipborne research missions. Early career work included writing for The Baltimore Sun and Earth magazine.
Kathryn studied physics and astronomy at the University of Washington, science writing at Johns Hopkins University, and video production at American University. If she’s not in the office, you can probably find her on a mountain bike. She lives in southern Maryland with her husband and cat.