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Jean Toal Eisen

Vice President for Corporate Strategy Jean Toal Eisen comes to AURA after serving on the U.S. Senate’s Committee on Appropriations ...
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Hernán Bustos

Acting Head of Mission, Chile Hernán Bustos has been with AURA since 1972. He first worked in shift leadership and ...
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Kurt Lindstrom

Chief of Staff Kurt Lindstrom comes to AURA Corporate from Space Telescope Science Institute (STScI) where he held the position ...
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Dr. Phil Puxley

Phil Puxley

Vice President for Projects Phil Puxley comes to AURA from NSF where, as Program Director, he was responsible for the ...
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Ameerah McBride

Chief Diversity Officer Ameerah McBride comes to AURA from Texas State University, a Minority Serving/Hispanic Serving Institution with over 38,000 ...
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Dana Lehr

Dana Lehr

Vice President for Programs Dana Lehr joined AURA in 2015 with deep experience of the National Science Foundation’s astronomy programs, ...
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Heidi Hammel

Vice President for Science Heidi Hammel received her undergraduate degree from MIT and a Ph.D. in physics and astronomy from ...
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Barbara Lam

Chief Financial Officer/Vice President for Operations Before joining AURA, Barbara Lam was Vice President of Finance at the Diplomat Group ...
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Matt Mountain

President Matt Mountain, President of AURA since 2015, is the Telescope Scientist for the James Webb Space Telescope (JWST), and ...
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